Bhubaneswar: Sep 14: A two-day orientation programme for members of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly was organised by the Assembly with the Lok Sabha Secretariat on Friday at OLA conference Hall.
Addressing the orientation programme, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said, ‘The country of many diversity, Indian democracy, continues to get stronger by each passing year. The root of successful democracy lies in our people. They are the real master of democracy’.
He further added, ‘Every elected representative must understand, in whatever position you may be, the people are supreme. Therefore, elected representatives should keep the common people at the center of all initiatives.’
Patnaik said, “The most significant point for a people’s representative is that he/she must lead by example. Simplicity should be at the core of our public behaviour. Leading a simple life can help us connect to people’.
Chief Minister further said, ‘The primary function of the legislators is to make laws and an appetite for information and education on legislative procedures and understanding of socio-economic issues and policies will certainly help them’.
Speaker Surya Narayan Patro, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik and other leaders were present on the occasion.