108th birth anniversary of legendary Biju Patnaik today

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 05, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, Mar 5: Odisha is celebrating the 108th birth anniversary of the legendary leader Biju Patnaik or Bijayananda Patnaik today. His birthday is observed as ‘Panchayati Raj Diwas’ in Odisha. Born to Laxminarayan and Ashalata Patnaik on March 5, 1916, in Cuttack, his contribution in woman empowerment and freedom struggle has been written in golden letters in history. He was fondly known as Kalinga Sandha’ (Bull of Kalinga) and the Big Daddy of Indian Politics.


On the 108th birth anniversary of Biju Patnaik, it's time to reflect on the remarkable legacy of this visionary leader.  He was a multifaceted personality who left an indelible mark on Indian politics and society.


A pioneering aviator, Biju Patnaik played a crucial role in India's struggle for independence. His courage and determination in flying over the Himalayas to support the forces of the Indian National Army during World War II earned him immense respect and admiration.


After independence, Biju Patnaik continued to serve the nation in various capacities. As Chief Minister of Odisha, he worked tirelessly for the development of the state, focusing on infrastructure, education, and industrialization. His vision and leadership laid the foundation for Odisha's progress and prosperity.


Biju Patnaik was not just a political leader but also a champion of social justice and equality. He fought against discrimination and worked for the upliftment of marginalized communities.


His legacy continues to inspire generations, reminding us of the power of courage, integrity, and dedication in shaping a better future for our nation.



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