Aiming at identifying and acknowledging the unsung talents from each panchayat and urban local bodies in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’ (I am hero, I am Odisha) campaign.
The Chief Minister at the event also felicitated several youths, who have won awards, both on national and international level, and have done inspirational work for the welfare of the society. Among those felicitated were Jhilli Dalabehera, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championship; Jafar Iqbal, who was a part of the World Cup Cricket Tournament for the blind; and Mamta Dalai, a six-year-old girl, who got National Bravery Award 2017.
“I am delighted to flag off ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’. The aim of this initiative is to identify the potential among the youth and recognise them in society. An ordinary person can also do extraordinary things and they are real heroes. I am delighted that we have such inspirational achievers amongst us today, and they are the real inspiration for society and we should acknowledge their contribution,” CM Patnaik said.
The ‘Mu Hero Mu Odisha’ programme will connect with the potential and aspirations of people from all sections of the society. The campaign was launched under Biju Yuva Vahini, a voluntary programme that aims to promote youth leadership and sports at the community level.
The district collectors will nominate at least five change agents from each district while nominations will also be received from the youths under the ‘Mu Hero, Mu Odisha’ campaign.