01 January 2020
Puri: Secretary 5T Initiatives and Private Secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, V Karthikeyan Pandian like previous years visited Shree Jagannath Temple here today to seek the blessings of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year's Day.
But unlike previous years he was not accompanying Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to the temple on New Year's Day.
He was rather accompanied by his wife Sujata Karthikeyan, Director, Mission Shakti during his visit to the temple.
Besides, Puri Collector Balwant Singh and Superintendent of Police Uma Shankar Dash were present at the Temple during the 5T Secretary's visit.
Pandian greeted the people of the State on the occasion of New Year's Day after having a darshan of Lord Jagannath.
Naveen who lost his brother-in-law, the internationally acclaimed publisher-editor Sonny Mehta yesterday is in private mourning and is not celebrating New Year's Day this year. Patnaik has requested his well-wishers not to visit his residence to greet him on New Year's Day.