Odisha: Voyage On River Prachi Held To Commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Bhubaneswar: As part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, a team of 4 Naval Personnel and 4 veterans of Veterans Club of Odisha went on a two-day voyage on ancient river Prachi.

The voyage, that started on October 18, was jointly coordinated by Indian Navy and Veterans Club of Odisha with logistics and administrative support from Naval Officer-in-Charge (Odisha).

The ‘Nau Yatra’ was flagged off by Commodore Dinabandhu Jena, NM, VSM, Retd Chairman Navy Foundation, Odisha Chapter, from Sana Mundali.

During the Nau Yatra, the boat covered various ghats along the historical river Prachi. The two-day voyage was aimed at revisiting the historical trade routes of river Prachi leading up to the Bay of Bengal.

The event also aimed at spreading awareness among the local populace about the role and importance of Indian Navy, especially in the 1971 war.

The trip culminated at Baleswar temple in Puri district where the river meets Bay of Bengal. The team was received by Cmde NP Pradeep, Naval Officer-in-Charge (Odisha). Mr Tusharkanti Behera, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs (MLA of Astarang) was also present on the occasion interacted with the Nau Yatra team.

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