5T Secy Visits Gupteswar Temple

Bhubaneswar: As per the direction of the Chief  Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian on Friday visited several heritage and  tourist places of Koraput district and initiated  steps for renovation. Pandian first visited the famous Gupteshwar Temple and the Sabari  River Ghat in Boipariguda Block. He  had darshan of the Lord Gupteswar.  After discussion with the temple  priests, and local administration, he  advised to prepare a master plan for  development of the shrine. He stressed on to consider environmental  issues and asked to ensure use of ecofriendly materials and comfort of the  devotees in the proposed plan He then visited Damyanti Sagar in Kotpad and advised to take up beautification and peripheral development in the adjoining areas of the town. He also visited the Indoor Multi-Purpose Hall under construction and asked the authorities to complete in time. He also advised to maintain highest standard of quality in the construction with use of good materials. He lastly visited Kotpad College and asked District Administration to prepare proposals for augmentation of classroom facilities. He also visited Jagannath Sagar in Jeypore and advised taking up phase wise development of the lake as per master plan. He asked the local municipality and minor irrigation department to take it up jointly. Sports Secretary R. Vineel Krishna, Koraput Collector Abdaal M. Akhtar and other officials accompanied him during the visit.