Bhubaneswar: Noted denizens, while observing the 69th capital foundation day here on Thursday, called for an integrated campaign for a planned development of the Bhubaneswar Smart City.
Under the chairmanship of President Pradosh Patnaik, the day was observed by the Capital Foundation Day Observance Committee in association with the Khordha district administration and the State Information and Public Relation Department.
While Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the Rajdhani Mahotsav to be held for three days, Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari took salute at a civil parade and flagged off the programme.
Recalling the contribution of Dr Harekrushna Mahtab, one of the city founders, Pradhan said, “Integrated efforts need to be made for development of the capital city”.
At the outset, as many as 13 noted persons were conferred with Rajdhani Gourav Samman-2017.