Tag: Freedom Struggle

Fight for farmers akin to second freedom struggle: Anna Hazare

Jagatsinghpur: Fighting for farmers’ rights is equivalent to the second freedom struggle, said social activist Anna Hazare at the Jai Kisan Samabesh in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha today. The convention demanding price, pension and prestige for farmers was held on the premises of Jagatsinghpur Collectorate by Navnirman Krushak Sangathan. “Farmers gathering have been organised in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Cricketer Sehwag pays tributes to Odisha's Baji Rout on Children’s Day

Bhubaneswar: Virender Sehwag, one of the most explosive batsmen of modern day cricket, on Tuesday remembered Odisha’s freedom fighter Baji Rout on the occasion of Children’s Day. In a tweet, Sehwag paid tributes to Baji Rout, the youngest Martyr of India’s freedom struggle. “On this Children’s Day it’s time we know about Shaheed Baji Rout, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Inchudi, Srijang residents cry for govt support to save memorials

Balasore: While the entire nation is celebrating August Kranti Divas today marking the 1942 Quit India movement, Inchudi and Srijang villages of Balasore district, which had taken active part in the mass movement against British rule, have been lying in utter neglect. Neither government nor any social organisation has come forward to save the historical […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen lends help to freedom fighter’s kin stranded without money

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik today ordered the Balasore Collector to assist freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda’s daughter-in-law Sujata Panda in returning home when she boarded wrong train and got stranded after attending PM Modi’s felicitation ceremony in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, Sujata who had to go to Jeypore boarded a wrong train to Balasore. She […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Virtual museums to be set up in 50 places: PM

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said virtual museums would be set up at 50 places in the country to highlight the “significant” role of the tribals in the freedom struggle. Felicitating family members of 16 freedom fighters, who fought in the 1817 Paika rebellion in Odisha against the British rule, Modi said, “Unfortunately, the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Rabi Ray's funeral conducted with full state honours

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was today consigned to flames at his native village in Khurda district with full state honours. Ray’s nephew lit the funeral pyre at Bhanragarh village in the presence of hundreds of people including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, his Bihar counterpart […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Rabi Ray scripted unerasable chapters

Bhubaneswar: Born in an aristocratic family, former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray (90) scripted unerasable chapters in many spheres – from patriotism by joining the freedom struggle to a socialist in JP movement, a politician and Lok Sabha speaker. He was one of the last surviving socialist leaders who were closely associated Ram Manohar Lohia’s […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
10 Freedom Fighters From Odisha To Be Conferred With President’s Award

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Remembering India’s Youngest Martyr, Odisha’s Baji Rout On His Birth Anniversary

On October 10, 1938, a 12-year-old boy was shot dead by the British troops in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district making him the youngest martyr of India’s freedom struggle. However, when names fighting for the country’s independence are recalled, history has probably failed to give its due to Baji Rout who took bullets on his head for […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
100th Year Of Mahatma's Odisha Visit: Jail Evoking Memories Of Freedom Struggle Lies In Shambles

Nabarangpur: The crumbling walls of its dilapidated façade and eerie looks of the surrounding overgrown vegetation evoke memories of the horrors hundreds of freedom fighters endured in its tiny cubicular cells during the colonial oppression. Locals claim to hear wails of torture followed by chants of ‘Vande Mataram’ escaping the brick walls of this ramshackle […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021