30 December 2019
Bhubanewar: With one more day left for 2019 to end, people remember their memorable moments of the year and make resolutions for the New Year 2020.
In this piece we take a look at what noted people of Odisha have to say about their most memorable day of 2019.
Dibyasankar Mishra, Minister of State for Home, Odisha: The day Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered me a ticket to contest from Junagarh assembly segment for the second time was the most memorable day in 2019 for me.
Naba Kishore Das, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Odisha: The day in 2019, when people of Odisha gave a verdict in favour of Naveen Patnaik and BJD to govern Odisha for the fifth term was the most memorable for me.
Santosh Singh Saluja, Congress MLA: The day the results for Kantabanji assembly segment was out I was delighted for making it to the Odisha Legislative Assembly. I got another opportunity to serve the people.
Rohit Pujari, BJD MLA and Deputy Chief Whip: The day BJD got a chance to form Government for the fifth term was most memorable for me in 2019.
Susant Singh, Labour and ESI Minister, Odisha: The day after FANI when Puri and Bhubaneswar were devastated, me and my team were personally present and overseeing the rebuilding works. That was memorable for me.
Sudhanshu Sarangi, Police Commissioner: For me there were two incidents - The day when Odisha police was awarded for using Computer and technology. Earlier, this domain was dominated by a couple of other states. To take Odisha police to that level was an achievement for me.
The second most memorable day for me was when I took over as the Police Commissioner on August 21.
Manas Sahoo, Sand Artist: FANI taught us (people of Puri) a lot many things. To survive with basic things, use less water and be strong. The day FANI struck Puri will remain in memories for ever.
Sudarshan Pattnaik, Sand Artist: The day FANI hit Odisha and Puri, was will be etched in memories. In 2019, my sand sculptures were awarded in Japan and USA. Those days were most memorable for me.