Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of the Rs 280 crore Ekamra Project at the Lingaraj Temple here, today.
For this occasion, a three-day Bhumi Pujan ceremony has been going on at the shrine with today being the final day. The ceremony was organized by the Lingaraj Temple Trust Board to highlight the cultural heritage of the Ekamra Kshetra.
The CM felicitated the shopkeepers and individuals who had given up their land for the beautification & transformation project.
Notably, the State Government had in 2019 launched the ‘Ekamra Prakalp’, also known as Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action Plan.