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Odisha Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs.10 core for the development of Pundit Raghunath Murmu burial ground

Bhubaneswar:4/5/23:Odisha Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Rs.10 core for the development of Guru Gomke Pundit Raghunath Murmu”s burial ground. Guru Gomke Pundit Raghunath Murmu: the Inventor of ollchiki and the forerunner of Santali Renaissance. Raghunath Murmu and his role as the founder father of “Ol Chiki” as well as his contribution in the literary horizon in a broader historical perspective.

On the instructions of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, 5 secretaries Shri V.K. Pandian visited Mayurbhanj for two days last March, he went to Dandbos and visited Pandit Raghunath Murmu’s tomb and also visited Pandit Murmu’s residence at Baripada. During the meeting with the Santali brothers and sisters, Mr. Pandian promised that the state government would take steps for the development of this memorial.

The Chief Minister approved the plan given by the district administration for the development of the burial area of ​​Pandit Raghunath Murmu. Accordingly, Rs 75 lakh will be spent for the development of Pandit Raghunath Murmu’s mausoleum at Dandbos-Kapiburu.

Similarly, a meditation center will also be set up there at a cost of Rs 75 lakh. Besides, there is a plan to spend Rs 3 crore for the development of wall and connecting roads in Kapiburu, while Rs 2 crore will be spent for an auditorium and research centre. 1 crore will be spent on dormitory and other facilities for the convenience of tourists coming from there.

70 lakh rupees will be spent for the beautification and reception of Kapiburu. 1 crore will be spent on development of Dandbos, Bidu Chandan outdoor area and Marang-Ahara pool. Apart from this, it has been decided that 80 lakh rupees will be spent on drinking water and electrification.


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