Bhubaneswar, 06th April, 2016: Odia Diaspora in Middle East is all set to celebrate the Birth Centenary of Legendary Biju Patnaik. A special event is scheduled to be held at Dubai on 8th April to remember the life and time of the legend.

A large number of Odias are residing in different parts of Middle East spreading across the countries like Saudi Arab, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister of Industries and Mass Education, is going to be the Chief Guest at the occasion. This event would be the first of its kind overseas program to observe the Birth Centenary of Biju Patnaik.

During the visit, the Industry Minister of Odisha, will have meetings and interactions with potential investors and industrialists of different parts of UAE, to invite possible investment to the State.

“Celebrating the Centenary of the great Odia personality and Statesman like Biju Babu excites us. I am sure his entrepreneurship spirit will inspire the NROs in UAE especially the youth to bring values and laurels to the motherland”, said Mr. Akshya Parija, eminent filmmaker and business leader based out of Dubai. “Celebration of Biju Centenary and looking for investment opportunity for Odisha would be per haves two good things about the occasion”, he added.

”It will be a rare opportunity for the Odias of UAE to remember a legendary personality like Biju Patnaik, especially on his Birth Centenary”, said Mr. Amiya Mishra, President, UAE Odia Association. “It is always a proud privilege for any non- resident Odia to showcase our great culture and personalities in occasions overseas. Biju Patnaik is such a man who will connect and inspire both the elderly and younger generations”, he added.

Hundreds of Odia residents of UAE are expected to join the event and pay tribute to Biju Patnaik, a Visionary Leader of the Century.

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