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INTACH is organising a programme of a flight of Homing Pigeons of the Odisha Police Pigeons Service

Bhubaneswar:11/4/18: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Bhubaneswar Chapter is organising a programme of a flight of Homing Pigeons of the Odisha Police Pigeons Service from Bhubaneswar to Cuttack on April 14.

The Carrier pigeons will carry missives with the message of preservation and conservation of heritage and culture, according to a release by Intach.

The missives and the pigeons will be jointly released by Arun Kumar Ray Additional Director General of Police and Amiya Bhusan Tripathy, retired director general of police and State Convener of Intach.

The Pigeons will be released from the OUAT Stadium Field at Siripur Chakk, Surya Nagar, Bhubaneswar at  9 AM, the release said.

The Odisha Police Pigeon Service is the oldest and only official remaining Pigeon Service of the world. It was set up in 1946 and has rendered valuable service during emergencies. The Odisha Pigeon Service has featured many times in channels like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC and other agencies.

This is a historic event and will be attended by many children, it added.

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