Naveen Patnaik, CM, Odisha :
- Glad to dedicate GARIMA scheme for the welfare of sanitation workers of our state.
- It is a humble tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary who fought throughout his life for the rights, equality and social dignity of these underprivileged people.
- These underprivileged people are deprived of safety, dignity & a decent livelihood, apart from suffering social stigma & exclusion.
- GARIMA scheme will help in realising the dreams of our Father of Nation and give the sanitation workers their rightful place in the society.