Bhubaneswar, April 17: The people in Odisha remembered legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his 25th death anniversary on Sunday.
Political leaders, cutting across party lines, and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, “A humble tribute to Biju Patnaik, the great Jananayaka and the son of Odisha on his death anniversary. The path he has shown has now made Odisha a leader in various areas of development. His principles and ideals will always inspire us to serve the people.”
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted, “Tribute to former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his death anniversary.”
The state wing of the BJP also tweeted, “Devotional tribute to Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Odisha.”
PCC President Niranjan Patnaik also paid tributes and said, “Humble tributes to freedom fighter and former CM of Odisha, Shri Biju Patnaik, on his death anniversary. He was a leader who still inspires millions, and is remembered for his lasting contributions to Odisha.”
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a huge sand art and paid tributes to the legendary leader.
“Tribute to The Legend #TallMan #BijuPatnaik , An architect of Modern Odisha ,Son of Soil,Statesman,freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Odisha on his death anniversary. One of my SandArt at puri beach,” he tweeted.
Tribute to The Legend #TallMan#BijuPatnaik , An architect of Modern Odisha ,Son of Soil,Statesman,freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Odisha on his death anniversary. One of my SandArt at puri beach. pic.twitter.com/MIjm6sWpW1— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 17, 2022
A brave nationalist, a revolutionary leader, and a statesman of international repute, Biju Patnaik is called the builder of modern Odisha. He has carved a special place for himself in the hearts of not only the people of Odisha but also of India, for his unswerving love for the nation.