Bhubaneswar:30/7/20: Minister for Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi today unveiled the full-bodied Bronze statue of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das and Theater personality Asim Basu through virtual mode.
In an event organized at Sanskriti Bhawan, the Odisha Culture Minister said that Madhubabu was the great statesman and his role in building the Modern Odisha will remain unchallenged for all days to come. He was the epitome of Odiya identity and self-esteem. Likewise, Asim Basu was a great theatre personality and multifarious talent dedicated to art, stagecraft, drama, and literature.The statue of Madhu Babu has been installed at Madhu-setu near Bidanasi, Cuttack while that of Asim Basu is installed on the premises of Rabindra Mandap.
On the occasion MLA, Bhubaneswar (M) Sri Ananta Narayan Jena, MLA, Bhubaneswar (North), Sri Sushant Rout, Principal Secretary OLL&C, Sri Manoranjan Panigrahi and Director, Culture Sri Bijay Kumar Nayak along with the family members of Late Basu were present.
Minister Sri Panigrahi also felicitated Sri Jayant Kumar Das and Sri Saroj Kumar Bhanja who are instrumental to sculpt the statues.