Bhubaneswar, 24th June, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): The 33rd Death Anniversary of Nabakrushna Choudhury, former Chief Minister of Odisha, was observed by ‘Aagami Odisha’ on Friday at Lohia Academy, Bhubaneswar.
Shri Sudarsan Das, Convener, ‘Agami Odisha’ in his introductory remarks said, “Our future politics should be based on the ethical political theories given by late Nabakrushna Choudhury and they should be the guiding principles for everyone, today.”
A seminar on ’Value Based Politics & Nabakrushna Choudhury’ was organized on the occasion where the key speakers were Shri Bhawani Charan Patnaik, freedom fighter; Shri Manoranjan Mohanty, Professor, Delhi University; Shri Bhagwan Prakash, senior advisor, Election Commission of India; Shri Sailaja Ravi, eminent writer and Gandhian and Shri Nachiketa Desai, veteran Journalist and the grandson of Nabakrushna Choudhury.
“The beliefs and notions of Choudhury, which included the natural, cultural and human resources of the State, has never been properly implemented. Once done, we can create a newer and better version of our Odisha,” said Shri Manoranjan Mohanty, eminent Professor of Delhi University, in his speech.
Speaking at the occasion, Shri Bhagwan Prakash said that Nabakrushna Choudhury was a national leader who was also very close to Nehru. But his lifestyle was no more than a common man. He had been a true inspiration for many.
A debate competition was also organised at the event for student, in the title of, ‘As I know Nabakrushna Choudhury’. “This was an attempt to connect the life and times of the legend with present generation so that this great personality of the century continue to inspire them,” said Sudarsan Das to OdishaLIVE.
Shri Kanhu Charan Behura presented the vote of thanks.
Nabakrushna Choudhury was a distinguished and prominent figure of Odisha political history. He was a lifetime Fighter, an ethical politician and a revolutionary. His contribution towards the upliftment of the State has been remarkable. He fought against land accusations, drugs trafficking and also fought to uphold the Odia language.