Odisha CM Releases Book On ’60 Years Of Lokaseva Bhavan’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday released a book – “Where People Matter – 60 Years of Lokaseva Bhavan”.

The book through vivid photographs throws light on the services and facilities available, rich architecture, lush gardens, history and offers homage to those who designed and built Lokaseva Bhavan.

The book is a commemorative edition to mark the 60th year of completion of Lokaseva Bhavan, which was inaugurated in November 1959.

The publication has been made possible by sponsorship from Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd and published by Public Relations Society of India. It chronicles the journey of the iconic public building and its transition from a centre of authority to a people-centric workplace serving the people of the State.

Naveen congratulated the team and stressed on the importance of documentation for posterity. Secretary 5T VK Pandian and Managing Director of Odisha Mining Corporation Balwant Singh attended the book release.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) based in Germany has certified that paper used for the book is made from responsibly sourced wood without causing any damage to natural forests. The publication has also been submitted to Google and Amazon for release as e-books and will be available very soon, at free of cost or a token charge.

The book is authored by Chairman PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Amar Jyoti Mahapatra and edited by Sukanta Kumar Panda. Secretary PRSI BBSR Chapter Sanjay Kumar Sahoo and creative designer Jyoti Ranjan Swain and Photographer Ashis Dhir also joined the programme.

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