Bhubaneswar: The 143 rd birth anniversary of Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das is being celebrated across the State today.
Gopabandhu Das, known for his selfless service to people, was born at Suando villager under Satyabadi block in Puri district on this day in 1877. He died on June 17 1928.
Das was the founder editor of the vernacular daily “Samaj”.
While the State Government has planned a State-level programme to celebrate the Utkalmani’s birthday, Information and Public Relations Minister Raghunandan Das paid tributes to Das by garlanding his statue at Gopabandhu Square, said reports.
Das is also remembered as a great poet.
Besides the Government, the Utkal Sammilani and other organisations are observing the day amid much serenity.