Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the 'Mu Hero Mu Odisha' (I am hero, I am Odisha) campaign that aimed at identifying agents of change and recognising their contribution to the state.
The Chief Minister at the event here 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," Patnaik said.
The 'Mu Hero Mu Odisha' programme will connect with the potential and aspirations of people from all sections of the society.