IT City Bengaluru witnessed a gala celebration of birth centenary of legendary Biju Patnaik. Govt. Of Odisha, in collaboration with local Odia associations, had made mega arrangements at Palace Ground Auditorium, where Mr. Naveen Patnaik, CM, Odisha, graced the event on 26th August evening. Many dignitaries from Karnataka govt had also joined the celebration.

Odisha is celebrating the 80th foundation of the state, this year. The Bangalore event also includes this as a apart of celebrations over there.

To commemorate a Birth centenary of legendary Biju Patnaik, a brief documentary film, titled ‘Satabdi Purusha’, was previewed at the event. This eleven minutes film portrays the life and times of Biju Patnaik with a focus on his heroic acts in the pre and post independent India. The film is conceptualized and directed by Mr. Nilambar Rath, veteran journalist and founder, editor of OdishaLIVE.

‘Jhada’ (The Storm), is a musical tribute to the legend, presented at the occasion. This over six minutes music had been given audio-visual shape with creative animation inputs

A souvenir postcard carrying twelve rare photographs of Biju Patnaik released by the Chief Minister at the event.


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