Tag: Paika Bidroha

Demand for 1st War of Independence status to Paika Bidroha
Demand For 'First War of Independence' Status To 'Paika Bidroha' Grows

Demanding status of First War of Independence to Paika Bidroha, hundreds of Paikas on Friday took out a massive march in Bhubaneswar. 

  • Friday, 17 December 2021
Demand For ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To ‘Paika Bidroha’ Goes Louder
Demand For ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To ‘Paika Bidroha’ Goes Louder

Protesting against the Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy’s statement on ‘Paika Bidroha’ or ‘Paika Rebellion’, terming it not the first war of Independence, hundreds of members of various Paika organizations took out a procession on Wednesday. 

  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Odisha Assembly Passes Move Demanding ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To Paika Bidroha
Odisha Assembly Passes Move Demanding ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To Paika Bidroha

The ‘Paika Bidroha’, which took place 40 years before the 1857 Sepoy Uprising, involved peasants who fought the British after their economic structure was challenged.

  • Tuesday, 07 December 2021
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Union Culture Minister writes to CM Naveen for Paika Bidroha Memorial

Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma today wrote to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Utkal varsity Vice-Chancellor for establishment of Paika Bidroha Memorial in Khurda and setting up a Paika Bidroha Chair at the premier University in Bhubaneswar respectively. In the letter to CM Naveen, Sharma has urged him to identify a suitable […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Odisha CM pays tribute to Jayee Rajguru as freedom fighter, Dama refuses to agree

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid tributes to Jayee Rajguru on his death anniversary, stating him as a freedom fighter and a martyr but Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout stood firm on his earlier claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. “Homage to great revolutionary & freedom fighter Saheed Jayee Rajguru on death […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Puri Gajapati disapproves of Dama's comments on Jayee Rajguru

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today disapproved of Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout’s claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. The Gajapati reiterated his earlier statement and said, “Paika Bidroha was launched under the leadership of Jayee Rajguru in 1804. It was taken forward by Buxi Jagabandhu and spread further. Therefore, the initial […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Under fire for comments on Jayee Rajguru, Dama targets Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: A day  after claiming that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today defended himself questioning why Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrated 200 years of the Paika Bidroha (Rebellion) in 2017, while Rajguru had fought the Britishers in 1804. “Paika Bidroha, the first freedom struggle, had taken place in 1817 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout, who was in the eye of a storm for his derogatory ‘Anganwadi’ remarks recently, has once against courted controversy by saying that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. While addressing the Khurda Lok Mahotsav last evening, Rout said Paika Bidroha, the first war of independence […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
President to inaugurate Paika rebellion commemoration day today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a function in New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda today. The President is scheduled to felicitate 150 Paika descendants at the function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Meanwhile, politics over the Paika Rebellion has intensified after the State […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Declare Odisha's Paika Bidroha as first War of Independence in India: State Government

Bhubaneswar: In a special cabinet meeting the State government has proposed for the Centre to declare ‘Paika Bidroha’ as the first War of Independence in the history of India. The meeting was held today in presence of Culture minister Ashok Panda, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan on the occasion of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Freedom fighter’s grandson yet to be traced

Bhubaneswar: The grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, who came to Bhubaneswar for felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan on April 16, is yet to reach his home in Jeypore of Koraput district. Three of the four family members of Indira Panda, including the grandson Babula, went to the Bhubaneswar […]

  • Wednesday, 21 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
BJP National Executive Meet: Saffron party to play Paika card

Bhubaneswar: While buck-passing and war of words continue between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the former’s national executive meeting in the State, the saffron party is now playing a different ball game to owe voters with the inclusion of the great Paika rebellion on its agenda for the two-day meet. Prime Minister […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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'Paika Bidroha' bicentenary: Govt demands train to be named after Bakshi Jagabandhu

Khurda: The State government has demanded a special train to be named after the renowned freedom fighter Bakshi Jagabandhu to mark the bicentennial celebrations of ‘Paika Rebellion’- an armed uprising against the British East India Company in Odisha. Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the celebrations here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “On […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
'Paika Bidroha' to be mentioned as First War of Independence: HRD minister

Bhubaneswar: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the 1817 Paika rebellion or ‘Paika Bidroha’ would find a place in history books as the First War of Indian Independence. “Odisha’s Paika rebellion will find a place as the First War of Independence in the 2018 history books and include […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021