Berhampur: A heart-touching performance by India’s Got Talent winner Prince Dance Group on the cyclone Phailin made Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik emotional on stage during a programme here on May 7.
Patnaik was watching the dance performance on the day of launching slum land title transfer project at Chhatrapur on May 7 in Ganjam district. He was seen weeping and his security personnel handed over a handkerchief to him for wiping tears during the programme.
The entire sight was captured on news channel camera showing him in an emotional and compassionate person, who feels grief and pain of a slum dweller.
Patnaik’s eyes were filled in tears watching the four-minute play based on 2013 Phailin tragedy performed by the Berhampur-based dance troupe showing the slum dwellers trying to save their families from the disastrous cyclone, their struggle to rebuild shanty, apathy of district administration, eviction of slum post the cyclone and their joy when the government announced to provide them land rights.
Not only Patnaik, but also entire spectators who were watching the show became emotional.
Worth mentioning, CM’s emotional face remained in news even after the programme.
The dance performance remembering Phailin tragedy was staged during the launching ceremony of the pilot project of one of the world’s largest slum land title transfer projects at Chhatrapur on May 7.
Patnaik handed over land rights certificates to the first beneficiaries as part of the project, aiming to improve the lives of the urban poor in the state by creating sustainable living conditions for them. In the first phase, land rights were provided to 2,000 slum-dwellers of nine urban local bodies of Ganjam and Puri district.