Bhubaneswar, Feb 8: In order to keep it in the memory of people as well as to recognise the sacrifice and services rendered by the Covid Warriors who have lost their lives fighting the pandemic, the State government has decided to construct a Covid Warrior Memorial.
The state government has also identified Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar for construction of the Covid Warrior Memorial.
Further, Works Department has been declared as the Nodal Department for construction of the Memorial. They will engage architect to finalise the design and structure of the said memorial and take approval from the competent authority.
The cost of the construction will be met out of the budgetary provisions of Works Department.
Government has also decided that Covid Warrior Memorial shall be ready for its inauguration on 15th August, 2021.