Centre-State panel formed for Paika Memorial, informs Dharmendra

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By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said a high-level committee involving the Union and State Governments has been formed for construction of the Paika Memorial at the Baurnei foothill near Khordha.

He said that while the memorial comes under the Culture Ministry of the Union Government, the Indian Oil has shouldered the responsibility of executing the project, for which the State Government has provided land.

Pradhan said the memorial, which is being built in commemoration of 200th year of Paike Bidroha, will keep portraying heroic past of Odia race for the next 100 years.

The Union Minister stated this after visiting the meeting venues at Barunei and Utkal University ahead of visit of President Ramnath Kovind. He reviewed safety measures and other preparations made for the President’s visit. 

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