Bhubaneswar: On August 9 this year, on the occasion of Quit India Day which is also known as August Kranti Diwas, 10 freedom fighters from Odisha will receive the prestigious President’s Award for their contribution towards India's freedom struggle against the British raj.

This iconic ceremony takes place in Presidential Estate in Raisina Hill every year, but due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event will not be organised this year. In view of the situation, the district magistrates will personally go to awardees’ residence and honour them with the award while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.

The freedom fighters and their place of residence are mentioned below:
  • Nilamani Samal: Balipadia, Barchana, Jajpur
  • Ramahari Goswami: Surjyapur, Dhusuri, Bhadrak
  • Gourishyama Goswami: Surjyapur, Dhusuri, Bhadrak
  • Iswara Bisoyi: Majhikhanda, Ranpur, Nayagarh
  • Braja Kishore Rout: Kamarabandha, Dhamnagar, Bhadrak
  • Biswanath Das: Bhagaban Sindhol, Balikuda, Jagatsinghpur
  • Debananda Gupta: Kalami, Mura, Sambalpur
  • Sahadeb Behera: Kantilo, Nayagarh
  • Makardwaj Das: Hatabanapur, Kendrapara
  • Dadhichi Sahoo: Kaipadia, Jajpur

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