Vice-President Dr. Hamid Ansari, Odisha CM to inaugurate Biju Patnaik Centenary Celebration in Delhi on 20th November (Sorce: OdishaDiary)

New Delhi: It is a great pleasure to inform you that the birth centenary celebration of legendary leader Biju Patnaik is being celebrated at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 20th November. It is a coincidence that this two year we are also celebrating the completion of 80 years of the formation of separate Odisha State.  Biju Patnaik was a towering and multi dimensional personality no less than a colossus in every sense of the term. On the 5th of March, for the birth day of Late Biju Patnaik the state has begun the year long Birth Centenary Celebration by paying rich tributes to him. Hundreds of welfare projects have been started in his honour, empowering the people. This is what Biju Patnaik always dreamt of a developed and empowered Odisha. It is heartening to note that the Birth Centenary Celebrations are being held in every nook and corner of Odisha as well in the country. Many government departments and institutions have prepared a calendar of events for the yearlong Celebration. People of all walks of life have shown great interest and enthusiasm in celebrating the Birth Centenary of their legendary leader. In this connection Birth Centenary Celebration was held at Bengaluru in the month of August.  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with many dignitaries of the Karnataka graced the occasion. Similarly Centenary Celebration was held in America & London with the great pomp and gaiety. In the coming days many more functions are being organized in other metropolis in association of local residents and institutions. It is our great privilege that Hon’ble Vice President of India Dr. Hamid Ansari had given his kind consent to grace the occasion alongwith Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Sri Naveen Patnaik. A host of council of Ministers of Odisha Government are also attending the Celebration. Biju Patnaik fearless dare devilry and his dashing personality in the provincial, national as well as in the international sphere have made him an icon. He was a sole model and had a tremendous influence in national politics. His contribution to the Indian polity is praiseworthy. He is now an idea, an idea in realizing dreams of progress and prosperity, an idea of Odia self-esteem. So all out efforts are being made to carry forward his good works and it will be a befitting tribute to the great leader Biju Patnaik. Programme :- The birth centenary celebration of Biju Patnaik Former Chief Minister of Odisha and Nationalist Leader. Date :- 20th November 2016 at 3:30 PM  Guest:-  M. Hamid Ansari, Hon’ble Vice President of India, Chief Guest Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha will preside over the function. Justice Sri A K Patnaik, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Chief Speaker Venue:- Weight lifting Indoor Stadium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi Special attraction:- Cultural programme by eminent artist of Odisha. – See more at: http://orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=70806#sthash.d5bsF66S.dpuf

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