Odisha govt budgets Rs 50 crore to preserve memory of Paika Bidroha


Bhubaneswar: The glorious memory of Paika Bidroha will be preserved. Odisha government today set an estimated budget of Rs 50 crore in a preparatory meeting in this regard was held at the state secretariat here.

On the occasion of the 200th year of the rebellion, oil-paintings on the Paika Rebellion will be drawn at the State Museum here and wall painting will be drawn in Khurdha and Barunei.

Besides, a Paika Park Market Complex will be inaugurated in Khurdha town.

The meeting under the chairmanship of Tourism & Culture Minister Ashok Panda decided to spend only Rs 8 crore of the Rs 10 crore sanctioned by the Union government for setting up of a Paika Smruti Bhawan.

A wall painting on the history of Paika Bidroha will be drawn at Barunei with oil-painting of 50 episodes in Odisha State Museum, said Ashok Panda.

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