Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to legendary leader and architect of modern Odisha Biju Patnaik on his 22nd death anniversary.
The CM reached the Odisha Legislative assembly at 9.30 am and paid floral tributes at the statue of his father Biju Babu on the premises.
Patnaik also took to Twitter and wrote, “My humble tributes to the architect of Modern Odisha, great leader, freedom fighter and former Odisha CM Biju Babu on his Shraddha Diwas. Inspired by the ideologies of Biju Babu, the epitome of the Odia pride and honour, we are dedicated to the service of mother, land and human beings and their development.”
ଆଧୁନିକ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସ୍ରଷ୍ଟା, ମହାନ ଜନନାୟକ, ସ୍ଵାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ ତଥା ପୂର୍ବତନ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ବିଜୁ ବାବୁଙ୍କ ଶ୍ରାଦ୍ଧ ଦିବସରେ ମୋର ବିନମ୍ର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସ୍ଵାଭିମାନର ପ୍ରତୀକ ବିଜୁ ବାବୁଙ୍କ ଆଦର୍ଶରେ ସର୍ବଦା ଅନୁପ୍ରାଣିତ ଏବଂ ତାଙ୍କ ପଥାନୁଗାମୀ ହୋଇ ମା, ମାଟି ଓ ମଣିଷର ସେବା ଓ ଉନ୍ନତି ପାଇଁ ଆମେ ଉତ୍ସର୍ଗୀକୃତ। pic.twitter.com/xPJsTXzyGQ
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 17, 2019
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also paid tribute to the eminent son of the soil and former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik through a sculpture at Puri sea beach.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 17, 2019