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Bhubaneswar: The 31st Freedom Fighters’ Mahotsav was observed on the occasion of the death anniversary of freedom fighter, former CM late Utkal Keshari Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab here on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the event and highly appreciated the noble sacrifices made by the freedom fighters for the country. “I express my deep gratitude to the freedom fighters for their struggle and sacrifices to secure the country’s independence,’’ said Patnaik while addressing the gathering.
“The Indian Freedom Movement virtually changed the fundamental principles of struggle against oppression and tyranny. It empowered people all over the globe and inspired to use non-violence as a potent weapon to fight against oppressive regimes,” he added.
Patnaik also inaugurated a photo exhibition on the life history of Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab. Many freedom fighters attended the event in the presence of Odisha Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera, MPs Prasanna Kumar Patasani and Bhartruhari Mahtab, MLA Debi Prasad Mishra, senior BJP leader Sashi Bhusan Harichandan and senior Congress leader Suresh Kumar Routray.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister had paid floral tribute at the statue of Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab on the premises of Odisha Legislative Assembly.