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Bhadrak celebrated after Odisha Cabinet approved a proposal to accord state song status to ‘Bande utkal Janani’

Bhadrak:7/6/20: Bhadrak district, the native place of Bande Utkala Janani’s writer, Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra, celebrated after Odisha Cabinet approved a proposal to accord state song status to the patriotic song.

This song was first sung at the Utkal Sammilani’s Conference at Balasore in 1912, this song was used as a weapon by the Utkal Sammilani to emancipate Odisha. When Odisha became a state on 1 April 1936, this song was sung.

“Kantakabi had written the song when he was suffering from a fractured hand. Today, the song is getting due recognition. He would have been extremely happy if alive today,” said Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra’s daughter-in-law, Meera Devi.

She also thanked the state government and CM Naveen Patnaik.

Kantakabi had composed powerful nationalist poems to reach the grass-root level of the society during the freedom struggle. Since the first phase of the Gandhian era that is from the Non-Cooperation movement, Laxmikant had written many nationalist poems that had a tremendous impact on youths.

 

 

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