International Poverty Eradication Day: Naveen commits to build an inclusive society


Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of International Poverty Eradication Day today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reaffirmed the commitment to intensify efforts to build an inclusive society.

Taking to the microblogging site, Patnaik wrote, “Odisha’s transformative initiatives & policies have seen the sharpest drop in poverty (about 25% decline)bringing millions out of poverty in the last two decades.”



The United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It aims to promote awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.

This year’s theme is “Acting together to empower children, their families, and communities to end poverty”.

Although the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was first officially celebrated by the UN in 1993, many people around the world celebrated the day annually on October 17 since 1987.

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