In Pic: Naveen Era in Odisha

Today is the birthday of Naveen Patnaik, Odisha’s longest serving and the country’s second longest serving Chief Minister.

Here are the collections of photos that summarize how the Naveen era has changed the transformed Odisha.

Naveen Patnaik sworn in as Chief Minister of Odisha in 2000


Naveen begins his second term as CM of Odisha


Naveen once again victorious and serves as CM for third time


Naveen takes oath as Odisha’s Chief Minister for fourth consecutive time


Naveen invincible: Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the record fifth consecutive time


A childhood: Prem Patnaik, Gita Mehta & Naveen (from left)
Young Naveen Patnaik
Naveen with Tavleen Singh and Vasundhara Raje
CM Naveen Patnaik, the writer with his editor Jaqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady of USA
Naveen receives ‘Outlook Speakout Best Administrator Award from the Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee


In a special moment – nature lover Naveen Patnaik


CM Naveen Patnaik at painting function in Bhubaneswar


Naveen with former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Odisha CM Nandini Satpathy, sister Gita Mehta and Ajit Mahapatra.
Naveen at a Nuakhai Bhetghat programme


Naveen Patnaik addresses the Odisha Legislative Assembly

CM Naveen Patnaik reviews progress of heritage corridor project for Puri Jagannath Temple

CM at the closing ceremony of Khelo India University Games


Naveen paying floral tributes to legendary freedom fighter and former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik


Union Minister Rajnath Singh with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

A girl ties Rakhi to CM Naveen Patnaik

Naveen distributes free medicines under Niramay scheme in Bhubaneswar


CM reviews COVID-19 situation in the State

CM inaugurating the Police Commissionerate building in Bhubaneswar


CM taking an aerial view of flood situation at Sambalpur


Celebration of the change of name from ‘ORISSA’ to ‘ODISHA’ in front of Secretariat on 4th Nov 2011


Naveen Patnaik with Home minister Amit Shah, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar and Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan during their lunch at Naveen Niwas 


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greets Telangana Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao in Bhubaneswar.


CM Naveen Patnaik at the inauguration of the sports litfest

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik meets Sidharto Reza, Indonesian ambassador to India, at secretariat in Bhubaneswar


Naveen Patnaik amidst supporters during an election campaign


CM Naveen Patnaik with Ratan Tata during MoU signing ceremony for setting up Tata memorial hospital in Bhubaneswar


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik poses for a group photograph with the Indian hockey team players at a press conference in New Delhi.


Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Naveen Patnaik


Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flags off the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra train


Naveen with Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das at Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar


Naveen Patnaik felicitates International sand artists at Lok Seva Bhavan, in Bhubaneswar.


CM inaugurating Dhamra Port


CM releasing the book of e-Office Procedure at the 15th National Conference on e-Governance at KIIT Convention Centre on 9th Feb 2012 


Presenting a Book “ODISSI” to President, World Bank at Secretariat on 28th Mar 2012


Naveen Attends Celebration of Utkal Divas and Lokakala Mohotsav at Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar on 1st Apr 2012


CM Meets with His Excellency Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Andi M. Ghalib, Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia on 07th Jun 2012


Naveen At Puri Ratha Yatra on 21st June 2012


At the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swabhaba Kabi Gangadhar Meher at Rabindra Mandap on 25th Jul 2012


Naveen attending bhumi puja and Akhimuthi Anukula at Tilottamadeipur


Naveen distributing bi-cycles to  construction workers on the occasion of International Labour Day at Jaydev Bhawan on 1st May 2013


CM takes stock of implementation of 5T initiatives

Felicitating international cricketer Pragyan Ojha at Secretariat on 3rd August 2013.


At the IFTAR Party at Bhubaneswar in 2013


Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam inaugurating Odisha Judicial Academy Building in presence of CM Naveen Patnaik at Cuttack on 10th Aug 2013.


D.V. Swamy, Director, Sports and Miss Elina Norman, Coo, Hockey India League signing an agreement at the Launching of Odisha Hockey Franchisee at Secretariat on 19th Nov2013.



Naveen casting vote for BMC election


Naveen launching of Pink Auto Project at Bhubaneswar on 27th Jun 2014.

Naveen inaugurating the centralized mid-day meal kitchen set up of Akshaya Patra Foundation Trust at Nayahat, Bamphakud


Naveen participates in the ‘Retreat’, an exclusive meeting of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers

CM Flagging off Indo – Nepal Friendship Motor Rally at Bhubaneswar

CM At Nabakalebara Ratha Yatra-2015 at Puri on 18th Jul-2015


Launching of Logo on Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary at Secretary on 24th Feb 2016.


CM Felicitating to Padmashri Haldhar Nag at Naveen Niwas


Naveen with PM Narendra Modi at the Eleventh meeting of the Inter-State Council at New Delhi


CM celebrating Independence Day with school children at Naveen Newas


Naveen addressing at the Republic Day celebration at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack


Odisha CM with UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd at Secretariat.


Odisha CM meeting with West Bangal CM Mamata Banarjee at Naveen Niwas

CM at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships 2017 at Kalinga Stadium on 5th July 2017.


CM with AAC 2017 Medal Winners of Indian Team at Hotel Swosti Premium


CM inaugurating Gurupriya Bridge at Malkangiri


CM felicitating Asian Games Medal winner Duttee Chand 


Ideal Chief Minister award from former President Pratibha Patil during the eighth Indian Students’ Parliament at Pune, in January 2018


CM launching of City Bus service ‘ Mo Bus ‘ at Biju Patnaik International Square Bhubaneswar.

CM watches live telecast of Rath Yatra


Distributing land rights certificate and sanction order for construction of houses under Mission “JAGA” to the beneficiaries at Puri Date-15-Nov-2018


Inauguration of exhibition Hockey match between Odisha XI vs NSW (Australia) at Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium 


Opening Ceremony of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar


CM seeing off Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Biju Patnaik Inter National Air Port, Bhubaneswar


Launching of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme


CM Felicitating Purnima Giri and Sabita Giri for saving many lives during a boat capsized at Hukitola


CM at Mission Shakti Women Conclave at Talabania ,Puri.


OdishaCM met President Ram Nath Kovind over Minimum Support Price for Paddy at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi.


CM launched ‘Ama Ghara LED Program’ – 4 nos of LED bulbs to every beneficiary under SFS program


CM unveiling Guru Shri Padmasambhava statue at Jiranga


CM inaugurating Climbing Wall, Launching High performance centers.


Odisha CM with eminent actor Kamal Haasan in Chennai


CM Naveen Patnaik Distributes BSKY Smart Health Card


CM inaugurated the integrated Janibili drinking water project in Berhampur


CM distributing Rights Certificates to beneficiaries under ABAAS Mission at Janta Maidan


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) treatment facility at SCB Cuttack


 Naveen Patnaik felicitates Indian hockey teams Mens and Womens with cash prize after their arrival from Tokyo Olympics, in Bhubaneswar


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik salutes after unfurling the national flag during the 75th Independence Day celebration, in Bhubaneswar


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik pays tribute to Sepoy Chandrakant Pradhan and Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren who were martyred in India-China clash at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, at Bhubaneswar Airport


CM releases five edited volumes of ‘Encyclopaedia of Tribes in Odisha’ published by SCSTRTI & Odisha State Tribal Museum.


Naveen meets Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church in Vatican City


Naveen Patnaik interacts with Habisialis who are observing Kartika Brata in pilgrim city of Puri


Naveen Plants Peepal tree in the premises of Lok Seva Bhawan and coins it ‘Freedom Tree’ on the occasion of 153rd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi
CM inaugurates the centre of Infosys BPM Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IT giant Infosys in Bhubaneswar

Naveen dedicates the state-of-the-art Netaji Bus Terminal in Cuttack

Naveen reviews the status of Phase-I of Bhubaneswar Metro project

CM Naveen launches the Location Accessible Multi-modal Initiative (LAccMI) scheme in Malkangiri district, providing affordable and reliable transportation to inaccessible areas, ultimately enhancing intra-block and intra-district connectivity

CM Naveen Patnaik receives the certificate of recognition from Guinness Book of World Records for Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela for being the largest fully seated hockey stadium in the world.

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