Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday sanctioned Rs 2 crore for the transformation of the memorial of the great litterateur Gangadhar Meher in Barapali.
Notably, under the direction of the Chief Minister, 5T Secretary VK Pandian had visited Bargarh on June 26 and 27 to review various developmental projects.
On June 26, Pandian had paid his respects by visiting the memorial of the eminent poet and had discussions regarding the development of the memorial.
Gangadhar Meher, a luminary of the Odia community, was an invaluable contributor to the development of the Odia language and literature. His birthplace is considered a pilgrimage site for literature enthusiasts and common people.
The construction of the Kavi Bhavan, Smruti Bhavan, and Gangadhar Meher Park will take place here. Following the transformation, every year, it is expected to host gatherings of lakhs of people.