Tribute to the legend ‘Biju Birth Centenary’ and ‘Odisha in 80 years’ programme in London
Bhubaneswar, August 29, 2016: Biju Patnaik is a legend who epitomised courage, self esteemed and Odia pride. He was instrumental to establish Odia identity in international level and will be remembered as a frontline makers of modern Odisha for the posterities to come, shared the speakers in London during the programme dedicated in the memory of the great statesman in hisBirth Centenary.In a colourful programme organised by Odisha Society of United kingdom in collaboration with Government of Odisha, rich tributes were offered to the great statesman, leader and legend Biju Patnaik. Sri Manoranjan Panigrahy, Commissionercum- Secretary, Information & Public Relations and Culture and Sri Sushil Kumar Das, Director, I&PR, Govt of Odisha attended the programme who described on the multifaceted personalities of Biju Patnaik and on the same time elaborated on celebration of development in the state on the eve of completion of 80 years of its formation as a separate state, specifically on linguistic basis. A photo exhibition pertaining the personality of Biju Patnaik and achievements of State Government was organised which was praised by the viewers. Cultural programmes such as Odissi, Dalkhai and Rangabati, of indigenous Odia themes were presented. Other programmes at Cambridge, Glasgo and Dubai have also been mooted for celebration of the Biju Birth centenary and progress march of the state during 80 years.