Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the construction of 150 multi-purpose cultural-cum-community centres for minority communities in the state. A substantial fund of Rs 45 crore has been allocated for this initiative, which will cover 22 districts and cater to Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Sikh communities.
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) released a statement on Monday, emphasizing the pivotal role these centres will play in preserving the rich culture and heritage of Odisha’s minority communities. The sanctioned funds will facilitate the establishment of spaces dedicated to various community-based activities within the Multi-Purpose Cultural-cum-Community Centres.
This strategic investment underscores the government’s commitment to fostering community engagement and cultural preservation for minority groups in the state. The initiative is expected to have a lasting impact on the social and cultural fabric of Odisha.