CM Appreciates RCB’s Special Dedication To Bhubaneswar COVID Hero Nilachala Parida
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has praised Chris Morris and Royal Challengers Bangalore for showcasing the selfless work of people like Nilachala Parida of Odisha at the grand stage of IPL 2020.
“These good samaritans inspire the society to stand up for those affected the most by the pandemic,” he wrote.
Appreciate @Tipo_Morris & @RCBTweets for showcasing the selfless work of people like Nilachala Parida of #Odisha at the grand stage of #IPL2020. These good samaritans inspire the society to stand up for those affected the most by the pandemic. https://t.co/7aGok9vulm
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 22, 2020
During RCB’s opening match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday, Morris wore a jersey with ‘Nilachala’ inked on it. He also temporarily changed the name on his verified Twitter handle to Nilachala Parida and posted how this youth from Bhubaneswar set up a vegetable shack and offered free home delivery to senior citizens during COVID-19 lockdown.
The RCB players had decided to wear tribute jersey with “My COVID Heroes” printed on them in honour of all real challengers, who have helped the world during these uncertain times.
The 26-year-old mountaineer, who resides in Bhubaneswar, started selling vegetables near Delta Chhak here during the COVID-19 lockdown to raise money for Government’s COVID relief funds. He also delivered vegetables, medicines and grocery to senior citizens across the city.