Cuttack: The 121st Birth Anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed at Netaji Birthplace Museum at Odia Bazar in Cuttack today. The firebrand leader was born on January 23, 1987 at Janakinath Bhawan which is a museum now.Many political leaders including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as well as dignitaries and students arrived at the museum to offer floral tributes to Netaji.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik remembered one of the greatest sons of the state and expressed his happiness on visiting Netaji Birthplace Museum once again on his birth anniversary.
Visitors thronged the birthplace in large numbers on the occasion. People from other parts of the country were also delighted to visit the birthplace of one of the greatest freedom fighters. They visited different galleries of the museum depicting student life, political life, spiritual life and other important moments of the leader’s life and the Azad Hind Fauj.
“It is a beautiful place to visit. I have come here for the first time and feeling really great to offer my tribute to the great leader,” said Sharad from Kolkata.
“I am very happy to come here and its really great to see all these items used by him and I am proud that he was born here,” said another visitor Jayashree.
“I am really proud that he studied in our school. I am glad to visit his birthplace on his birth anniversary,” said a student from Ravenshaw Collegiate School Elina.
A striking sand art on Netaji was showcased along with paintings on the great leader in an exhibition organized by Odisha Lalit Kala Academy at the museum.