Mihir Ray Appointed Odisha-Mo Parivar State Coordinator
Bhubaneswar: Noted journalist and social worker Mihir Ray, who had recently joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has been appointed as the state Coordinator of ‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s nod.
Arup Patnaik, convenor of Odisha-Mo Parivar, has assigned the new responsibility to Ray following approval by the Chief Minister, who is also the BJD president, a senior party leader said Friday.
Having worked as the representative for prominent English newspapers in western Odisha for over 25 years, Ray has also been closely associated with a number of social, cultural and sports organisations in the Steel City of Rourkela and actively engaged himself in social work.
Ray expressed his gratitude towards the Chief Minister, Arup Patnaik and BJD organising secretary Pranab Prakash Das for giving him an opportunity to work for the important organisation.
‘Odisha-Mo Parivar’ is seen as an initiative by Naveen Patnaik with the commitment to serve the state, work for the welfare of the people and support the poor and deprived. It is based on the concept of “volunteerism” and spirit of service above self with the belief that good governance and selfless public service are the pillars of democracy.