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Naveen assures Odisha Christians of fairness and justice




 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured the Christian community in the state that he and his government are committed to ensuring fairness and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

Patnaik said this while participating in the Christmas celebrations at Satya Nagar Church here.

"I want to assure you this evening and the community at large, that I and my government are committed to ensuring fairness and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion," Patnaik told the gathering.

Describing Christmas as a season of hope and love, of joy and peace, of a strong sense of brotherhood for all mankind, Patnaik said the advent of Lord Jesus Christ to this world brought to the value of forgiveness, compassion and fellow-feeling.

"These are the values that I and my government have always cherished and worked for," Patnaik said adding: "Christmas is a time when we relive our commitment to the state of Odisha and its people, to building a peaceful state where the divisive forces cannot work and separate our hearts.

"Our hearts are one, as a state, as one people," Patnaik said while expressing gratitude to Christian community for its service to the state especially in areas of education and health. 






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From asking his party men to ‘live a simple life and serve the people’ to taunting the BJP for its ‘crocodile tears’, Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has not only become politically invincible, he seems to be so in the coming years too.

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