The 20th death anniversary of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik was observed in the state today. Political leaders, cutting across party lines, and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion.
"On the 20th death anniversary of Biju Babu, we should remember all the great works he did for Odisha and tremendous sacrifices he made for the state," said the Chief Minister, who also visited the Biju Patnaik memorial in Puri to offer his tributes.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which has been named after the legendary leader, organised several programmes across the state apparently to counter the impact of the BJP national executive meeting, which concluded in Bhubaneswar on Sunday April 16,2017
Bijayananda Patnaik, born on March 5 in 1916, was the third Chief Minister of Odisha(after Harekrushna MahatabApril and Nabakrushna Choudhary )and
was in office for terms during
- June 23,1961 to Oct 02,1963
- March 05,1990 to March 15,1995 and