Odisha pays tribute to Biju Babu on his 102nd Birth Anniversary
ONI Bureau: Odisha today remembered its legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his 102nd Birth Anniversary by organizing several programmes and paying him tribute by offering flowers at his statues.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas programme through video conferencing from State Secretariat on the occasion of Panchayati Raj Divas and Biju Jayanti.
Born on 5 March 1916 to Lakshminarayan and Ashalata Patnaik at Cuttack, Biju Patnaik was educated at the prestigious Ravenshaw College in Odisha but due to his interest in aviation he dropped out and trained as a pilot.
The fearless pilot took up many challenges and played a crucial role during the Quit India Movement.
Remembering the great Biju Babu on his Jayanti. He was a visionary who tirelessly served the people of Odisha and the nation. His efforts empowered lakhs of people and freed them from the clutches of poverty.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 5, 2018
ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରନାୟକ, ସ୍ବାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ, ପୂର୍ବତନ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ତଥା ଆଧୁନିକ ଓଡିଶାର ନିର୍ମାତା ବିଜୁ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀ ଅବସରରେ ଭକ୍ତିପୂତ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ରାଜ୍ୟର ସର୍ବାଙ୍ଗୀନ ଉନ୍ନତି, ଓଡିଆ ସ୍ବାଭିମାନର ସୁରକ୍ଷା, ଶିଳ୍ପ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ କରିବାରେ ବିଜୁ ବାବୁଙ୍କ ଅତୁଳନୀୟ ଅବଦାନ ଲୋକଙ୍କ ହୃଦୟରେ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ହୋଇ ରହିବ pic.twitter.com/zqq6tlpgip
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 5, 2018
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ପୂର୍ବତନ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ସ୍ୱର୍ଗତ ବିଜୁ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକଙ୍କ
ଜୟନ୍ତୀ ଅବସରରେ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି । pic.twitter.com/W8txQkOTgI
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 5, 2018
My heartfelt tribute to #BijuPatnaik
This tallest son of modern Odisha wd've been 102 today & was widely celebrated in several nations. Besides long family connections, it was my proud privilege to have been inducted in political work under his guidance in his last years🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) March 5, 2018