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Odisha Chief Minister dedicated the renovated memorial of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at his birthplace

Suando:23/2/23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dedicated the renovated memorial of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das at his birthplace Suando in Puri district.

The Chief Minister unveiled the newly installed 15-foot statue of Gopabandhu Das and the museum. He also inaugurated the developed Shiva temple, pond, museum and ancestral home in Suando.

He also inaugurated the developed Shiva temple, pond, and ancestral home. Along with this, a birth path, a circular road and an information center have also been constructed.

Addressing the people present on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Gopbandhu was a man of the ages. The Odia people are always indebted to him. No matter what is done to protect his memory, it will be less.

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On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state government has decided to develop birthplaces for the sons of Odisha under 5T initiatives. He said that the sacrifices of Madhusudan Das, Captain Fakir Mohan, Gangadhar Meher, Shaheed Laxman Naik and many more heroes have increased the glory of Odisha.

Paying tribute to Gopbandhu, the Chief Minister said that Utkalmani was the gem of human society. His sacrifice, patriotism, service and patriotism are unparalleled. Starting from the freedom struggle, Odisha’s education, literary culture, politics, service and humanity have been established. “He was a pioneer in the development of nationalist consciousness in Odisha. Pleasure is nothing, sacrifice is great, service is best – this is the life of the Gopbandhu. He has always been and always will be an inspiration to us. The Chief Minister called upon Gopbandhu’s ‘Bhargbi Resolution’ to work for building a new and strong Odisha,” the Chief Minister said.

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The Chief Minister thanked Utkalmani’s family and the people of Suando for their support in the development of Gopbandhu’s birthplace. He also thanked the state culture department and the Puri district administration.

Dhirendra Kumar Das, the grandson of Gopbandhu, attended the programme and thanked the Chief Minister for transforming Utkalmani’s birthplace.

The ancestral house of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das has been renovated and a memorial museum set up to display his life and times. The museum showcases several objects used by Gopabandhu, his books and some rare photographs. The Chief Minister visited all the rooms of the renovated house and witnessed the ‘Sathee Ghar’ where the legend was born.

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Secretary to the Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian, Sports Minister Tusarkanti Behera and Minister of School and Public Education Samir Ranjan Dash, MP Pinaki Misra, MLA Umakanta Samantaray, Additional Chief Administrative Secretary, State Culture Department Satyabrata Sahu were present.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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