Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaikwas presented the prestigious Outlook Speakout Award 2017 as the best administrator in the country. He was chosen amongst six Chief Ministers -Nitish Kumar of Bihar, ManikSarkar of Tripura, Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, DevendraFadnavis of Maharashtra and Siddaramaiah of Karnataka who were nominated for the award. The award was presented by former President Pranab Mukherjee at a function in the capital.
Accepting the award Patnaik said, “It is a proud moment for all of us. I dedicate this award to the four crore people of Odisha. We are on the right path. I will get satisfaction when our Odisha becomes the number one State in the country”.