Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched ‘The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat’, the first of its kind comic book on the life and works of legendary leader Biju Patnaik, here.
Senior leaders such as Narasingh Mishra, KV SinghDeo and freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Patnaik were present at the launch, which was held to celebrate Biju Patnaik’s 104th birth anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, “Biju Patnaik was a legend in his lifetime. He is also a legend even after. In fact, he was a man of a million legends. As we celebrate his 104th Birth anniversary, people recall his memories with great respect, love and admiration.
“The Adventures of a Daredevil Democrat is one such endeavour to remember one of our most loved leaders of Odisha, Biju Patnaik. I am extremely delighted to release this book today. I thank the Kalinga Foundation Trust and the Creative Warehouse for this publication,” he added.
Hailing the works of the late chief minister, Naveen said, “The development of Odisha was the single most important thing for him. He never thought of anything else. He was a fast mover who wanted to get things done very quickly. He wanted to see his Odisha to be at the top at the earliest possible time.”
The CM further said that the new comic book will be an inspiration for children. “I am sure the picturesque anecdotal heroics of Biju Babu will be of much interest to children. They will be inspired, encouraged, and quite probably, follow his footsteps to serve the motherland with similar commitment and courage,” he said.