Bhubaneswar: 6/3/20:The Anand Bhavan Museum and Learning Centre will be upgraded to world-class centre, minister of culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi has said.
Panigrahi said world-class facilities in Anand Bhavan, the birthplace of legendary Biju Patnaik, will attract researchers and intellectuals, he added. The minister said an activity centre and conference hall with multi floors will be constructed in the rear side land at Anand Bhavan.
Panigrahi inaugurated a special photo gallery at the centre in Cuttack yesterday. The minister said documentaries on the life and work of the legendary Biju Patnaik will be released later.
Special secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi, director cum additional secretary Bijay Kumar Nayak, renowned researcher Prof Raj Kishore Mishra,Bipin Bihari Patra, additional collector, Cuttack Bijay Khandayatraja and secretary of Sahitya Academy Suchismita Mantri spoke on the occasion.
The minister gave away prizes to contestants who participated in the debate competition entitled ‘ Prabadapurusha Biju Patnaik-Mo Swapnara Odisha’.