Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to inaugurate Biju Patnaik Himalaya Abhiyan at the State Secretariat on September 16.
On the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of veteran leader Biju Patnaik, the State Sports and Youth Services Department would launch a ‘Biju Patnaik Himalaya Abhiyan’.
Sports and Youth Services Minister Sudam Marandi, first Indian woman mountaineer Padma Shri Bachendri Pal, Padma Shri Premalata Agrawal and Commissioner-cum-Secretary Shaswat Mishra would be present at the inaugural function.
The Abhiyan would be guided directly by Bachendri Pal. A total of nine boys and six girls would participate in the event. They have been selected from three preparatory camps held in West Bengal, Baleswar and Uttarakhand. About Rs21 lakh has been estimated for the event.