Bhubaneswar, Mar 5: Odisha is celebrating 106th 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 written in golden letters in history.
He was fondly known as Kalinga Sandha’ (Bull of Kalinga) and the Big Daddy of Indian Politics.
Today on his birth anniversary, a meeting will be organized in all election committees where Biju Janata Dal’s successful journey which was led by Biju Babu will be discussed.
In addition, International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8 by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) at each election committee
Moreover, BJD will present the achievements of the Odisha Vikash Yatra, which is being implemented with the active cooperation of the people of Odisha.