Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik graced the Fourth Veterans Day and Ex-servicemen rally at 120 Infantary Battalion, here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Patnik said, “The veteran coomunity continue to extend their service to the society in individual as well as organisational capacities which is commendable”. ” I appeal the veterans to take advantage of various schemes offere by the State government to able to contribute to the society as well as their own lives, ” he added.

The chief minister also commended the contributions of 120 Infantry Battalion for the extraordinary relief work done on the aftermath of the Cyclone Fani.

Patnaik assured that the government of Odisha is committed for the welfare of the ex -service men, and make use of their rich potential in the service of the nation.

The chief minister paid floral tributes at the martyrs memorials. He also felicitated the widows of veterans on this occasion.