Gandhigiri* for Naveen Patnaik’s B’day

Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is celebrating his 62nd birthday on Oct. 16. There is a discussion among some Christian groups to greet the chief minister on the occasion.

“Since we love those who hate us, please do not fail to send him special birthday greetings from the Christian community, especially from those who are impressed by his efforts to uphold the honour of women (by taking up the rape case of the nun in Orissa 40 days after the incident and coming on TV channel personally assuring her protection) and enforce the rule of law in his state,” they say.
You could email the Chief Minister’s Office: (attn: Shri Naveen Patnaik)
We could flood his email box with birthday greetings and copy journalists you know like so the media gets to know how many blessings he gets from the Christian community.
Meanwhile, Missionaries of Charity Superior General Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Blessed Teresa of Kolkata met him in Chief Minister’s Office, 7 October. After expressing the Church’s concern over anti-Christian violence in the state, Mr. Patnaik, Sister Nirmala and local Missionaries of Charity superior Sister Suma prayed together Saint Francis of Assisi’s famous prayer, “Lord make me a channel of your peace.”

His postal address:
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Naveen Niwas, Aerodrome Road, P.O. Bhubhaneswar,
District Khurda, Orissa 751 001

If you would like to phone or fax him here are his numbers:
+91.674.2531100 , +91.674.2535 100, +91.674.2531 500
Fax: +91.674.2400100
Home: +91.674.2590299



*The term Gandhigiri (Gandhisim) highlights the fact that in an unjust world, change necessitates the use of force. It also emphasises that Gandhiji stood for action in the face of oppression. Not passive contemplation or individual salvation. The term “Gandhigiri” was popularized by the 2006 Hindi film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai  starring Sanjay Dutt.




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