The 75 {+t} {+h} Odisha State Foundation Day was celebrated at Sri Sathya Sai International Centre on Lodhi Road here this Friday.

On the occasion, Odissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare appreciated the steps being undertaken in the State towards women's empowerment.

With women's education on the upswing and the State endowed with a vast mineral base, there will be a substantial reduction in poverty and Odisha will become an economic force to reckon with in the next 10 years, said Mr. Bhandare.

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