Koraput, Aug 10: The Central University of Odisha (CUO) and the Institute of Social & Cultural Studies-Ministry of Culture, Government of India, jointly organized a two-day programme at the CUO campus at Sunabeda on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay tribute to unsung heroes of the freedom movement under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The event was titled KRANTI THEERATHA-Role of unsung heroes, organizations and places in the freedom movement. The programme was coordinated by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Committee of CUO, Koraput.
On Tuesday, patriotic singing and painting competitions were held, where students and research scholars participated. On Wednesday, a seminar on the theme was held. The programme started with guests and the audience paying floral tributes to freedom fighters Laxman Nayak and Laxmi Indira Panda of Koraput.
The students of CUO sang a patriotic group song. The seminar was flagged off through an inaugural message by Prof Chakradhar Tripathi, Vice Chancellor of CUO. In his message, Prof Tripathi emphasized the significance of the freedom movement by highlighting the contribution of unsung heroes of the Indian Freedom Movement and inviting students to join in the celebration of our rich cultural heritage and the indomitable spirit of freedom that unites us all.