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State Archives to host Exhibition to mark 75 years of Quit India Movement

Bharat Chodo Andolon-OdishaThe State Archives of Odisha will host an exhibition on Tuesday on the occasion of 75 years of the Quit India movement (Bharat Chodo Andolan).

It will narrate the active participation of Odias and present some records and documents during this exhibition. The archives will publish a book compiling important records of the movement in Odisha. It also includes the reports submitted by police officers on incidents of public protests, lathicharge, firing, public meetings and arrests.

“The book provides an insight into different aspects of the Quit India movement in Odisha like events that led to police firing at Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nimapada, Nunia and Erom,” said Culture secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi.

“The exhibition will create awareness among people about our history. Very people might know that Laxman Naik was hanged to death for killing a forest guard. He formed a 200-member primary Congress committee in Koraput,” said retired history professor Atul Chandra Pradhan.

The archive has recreated the photographs of eminent Odia freedom fighters. ‘Charkhas’ and other items used by Mahatma Gandhi which are preserved at Swaraj Ashram in Cuttack will be displayed. The archive will also release an audio-visual CD compiling patriotic songs written during the movement.

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