Cuttack: Showing exemplary resolve and commitment in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chaini cancelled his leave despite the death of his father on Tuesday.
The Collector came to know about the passing away of his 98-year-old father Damodar Chaini in the morning. Despite that, he decided not to take leave to discharge his duties for the people during the lockdown period.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praised the Cuttack Collector for his commitment.
Deepest condolences to @CuttackDM who lost his father this morning. In an act of exemplary public service, Sri Bhabani Chayani continues to work without a single day leave during huge personal tragedy. #Odisha salutes his inspirational leadership@narendramodi#OdishaFightsCorona
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 7, 2020