[Watch] Special Programmes Mark Netaji Jayanti At His Birthplace Museum In Cuttack; Postal Stamp Released

Cuttack: As the entire nation joined in paying glorious tributes to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, several programmes were organised at his birthplace Cuttack on Sunday.

People from all walks of life thronged the birthplace museum, here to pay homage to Netaji amid COVID protocols. His ancestral home, Janakinath Bhawan at Odia Bazar in the city, has been converted into the Netaji birthplace museum. Netaji was born in Cuttack on January 23, 1897.

Prominent personalities of the society including political leaders, artists and academicians garlanded Netaji’s statute at the museum amid slogans of ‘Netaji Amar Rahe’.

Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature and Culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi unfurled the National Flag and garlanded Netaji’s statue on the museum premises. Netaji will always remain an unforgettable hero of national freedom struggle, the minister said.

Director, Culture department Ranjan Kumar Das, Cuttack collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani, Odisha in-charge of Congress A Chellakumar and Barabati MLA Mohammed Moquim were among others who attended the function.

A special exhibition was organised by Odisha Lalit Kala Academy showcasing statues of Netaji made with different mediums by 15 artists. Like previous years, a blood donation camp was also organised by Blood Donor Council on the occasion of Netaji Jayanti.

Later, Cuttack collector released a postal stamp in memory of Netaji at Ravenshaw Collegiate School in the city.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid rich tributes to Netaji on his birth anniversary.

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