Several Paika organisations demonstrated in front of the Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Thursday protesting the rejection of Odisha’s tableau at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi this year.
BJD holds a mask protest against Centre for not recognizing ‘1817 Paika Rebellion’ as ‘first War of Independence’.
The BJD MLAs wore masks of the leader of Paika Bidroha (uprising), the legendary Jayi Rajguru and sat below the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Assembly premises demanding to make it India’s maiden movement for freedom.
Bhubaneswar: Raising the pitch for allocation of land for the proposed Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei on the foothills in Khurda district, the National Council for Martial Arts and Culture (NCMAC) also met the Governor on Sunday seeking his intervention to expedite the matter. An 18-member delegation of NCMAC led by senior BJP leader and […]
Khurda: BJP has targeted the Odisha government over non-allocation of land for the proposed Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei on the foothills in Khurda district. Despite a grant of Rs 100 crore from the Centre and Rs 90 crore from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), the State government is yet to allocate land for the […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to expedite the process of land allotment for a memorial to the Paika rebellion. In a letter released to the media on Monday, Pradhan said that the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma had requested for about 50 acres to be made available […]
Bhubaneswar: Design of the proposed commemorative coin to mark the historic Paika rebellion has been sent for the approval of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Renowned graphic artist Gajendra Sahu has designed the commemorative coin, official sources said. The senior artist of the graphics department at Bhubaneswar’s BK College running under the aegis of Government […]
Bhubaneswar: Jayee Rajguru is the first martyr in the freedom movement in Odisha and the ongoing debate and differences in opinion on him should come to an end, said Gajapati Maharaja of Puri Divya Singh Deb here on Tuesday at a book unveiling programme. Multiple opinions may be a common phenomenon during the time of […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday urged the Centre for immediate release of the commemorative postage stamp on Paika Rebellion. In a letter to Union Minister of Communications, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought urgent measures for the release of the postage stamp. “As Odisha is celebrating the bi-centenary of Paika Rebellion in a grand manner, […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar/Gurgaon: In commemoration of the 200th year of ‘Paika’ Rebellion of Khurda, an enthralling dance drama ‘Odia Paika’ was organised by Odia Samaj in Gurgaon on Friday in association with the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. Similar dance dramas have been organised by the Odia Samaj earlier twice in Lucknow and Delhi. It has […]
Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote to Union Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a team to identify a suitable place in the Barunei fort for establishment of a memorial to commemorate the Paika Rebellion. He had earlier asked the Centre to erect the proposed national monument […]
Bhubaneswar: The glorious legacy of Paika Rebellion took centre stage during the Patha Utsav celebrations here at Bhubaneswar on Sunday. The Odia warriors (Paikas) from Khurda presented their traditional ‘martial arts’ skills as part of the Bicentenary Celebrations of Paika Rebellion. The martial dancers first showcased their precision with the swords and later presented an […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Paika Rebellion is the first war of Independence in India said President Pranab Mukherjee today at the event held at New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda. “I will not call it a rebellion by the Paikas but frankly speaking it is one of the earliest freedom movements […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded the Paika Rebellion of Khurda be called as the first war of Independence in the Country. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Patnaik said “The Paika Rebellion (1817 AD) of Odisha, which took place 40 years before the Sepoy Mutiny (1857 AD) eminently qualifies to […]
Bhubaneswar: The Paikas of Khurda will put forth their proposal before Centre to set up a ‘Paika Academy’ in State at a special function on July 20 in Delhi marking the 200th anniversary of Khurda Paika Rebellion. “The Paikas will be felicitated at the function there. We will also reiterate our demand to set up […]
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 […]