Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to the iconic legend Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das on his 142nd birth anniversary here on Wednesday.
The birth anniversary of legendary Odia freedom fighter Utkalmani is commemorated as Gopabandhu Jayanti across the state on this day.
Naveen took to Twitter and wrote: “My tribute to late Utkalmani Pt Gopabandhu Das. His entire life, devoted to Odisha, is a great inspiration for all of us”.
ମହାନ ସ୍ଵାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ ତଥା ସମାଜର ଉନ୍ନତି ପାଇଁ ଜୀବନକୁ ଉତ୍ସର୍ଗ କରିଥିବା ଉତ୍କଳମଣି ପଣ୍ଡିତ ଗୋପବନ୍ଧୁ ଦାସଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ସେବା ଓ ତ୍ୟାଗର ଅନନ୍ୟ ଉଦାହରଣ ପଣ୍ଡିତ ଗୋପବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କ ଜୀବନୀ ଓ ବିଚାରଧାରା ସର୍ବଦା ପ୍ରେରଣାଦାୟୀ। pic.twitter.com/ia3OvNGGfB
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 9, 2019
Gopabandhu Das, known for his selfless service to people, was born at Suando villager under Satyabadi block in Puri district on this day in 1877. He died on June 17, 1928. Das was the founder editor of the vernacular daily “Samaj”.