Bhubaneswar, Nov 8: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today described eminent journalist Pradyumna Bal as a paradigm of ethical politics and journalism based on strong foundations of true democratic values.
He was an excellent organiser, and associated with several literary and cultural organizations, he said paying glowing tribute to the late journalist on his 86 birth anniversary at a function here.
“His contribution to journalism and education will always be remembered with reverence. On this occasion, I pay my earnest tributes in his memory,” he said.
The Chief Minister said two great institutions- Pragativadi and KIIT- are here to add strength to the voice of people and to educate and empower youth.
That speaks volume about his visionary leadership, he said.
“Odisha today is on a glorious path of fast paced progress in every sector of society. From economy to agriculture, from education to Information Technology, from health to sports, from industries to Skill Development–Odisha is on the move,” he said adding, “The State is on its way to rewrite its destiny and secure its rightful place in the history of development.”