Latest News

Govt to Build Martyrs’ Memorial Pillar in Bhubaneswar

The 29-feet high Martyrs’ Memorial Pillar will be built by 2018 with a budget of Rs. 30 lakh,

Odisha will soon get a 29 feet high martyrs memorial pillar at the Freedom Fighters gonad in Bhubaneswar.

Cuttack MP Bhartuhari Mahatab who is also president of the All India Freedom Fighter’s Youth Wing, made the announcement at the All India Freedom Fighters Mahostav.

The Mahostav, attended by representatives from different states, was inaugurated by Odisha’s industries minister Debi Prasad Mishra.

“The pillar will be 29 feet high and be built by 2018. A total of Rs 30 lakh will be spent for the construction of the pillar and a memorial,” Mahatab said adding that names of veteran martyrs who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle will get place in the pillar.

The names of Jayi Rajguru, Buxi Jagabandu and Pandiki Bahubalendra, who were hanged by the British between 1807 to 1820 will prominently be displayed in the pillar besides names of Madho Singh (hanged in 1857), Raghunath Mohanty and Dibakar Parida (hanged in 1940), Laxman Naik (hanged in 1942) will also be written on the memorial complex, said All India Freedom Fighters Youth Wing Odisha state secretary Birupakshya Tripathy.

Odisha Freedom Fighters Samiti president Bhabani Charan Patnaik presided over the meeting held on the occasion of the 31st death anniversary of freedom fighter and late Chief Minister Harekrushna Mahatab.

Courtesy: Odisha TV

Click to comment

Have something to say? Speak up!

Most Popular

Discover Bhubaneswar

We aim to connect with Odias from across the globe through our digital presence and empower them with information related to Bhubaneswar in specific and Odisha in general.

Contact Us

Got a question or some suggestion for us? Want to write a post or share some news with our community? Get in touch with us.

Don’t Miss Out on the News Updates

We send weekly news updates to your email inbox only once in a week.

Copyright © 2016 Discover Bhubaneswar | Owned & Managed by Top League Technologies

To Top