Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar being tagged with the smartest city in the country, today the city is going to celebrate its 69th foundation day as per the planning made earlier by the administration.As a part of the celebration, planning are made to observe the occasion with many events scheduled from April 13 to 15.
To start with, ‘Bhubaneswar Mahotsav’ after being inaugurated today morning, a civilian parade was conducted by students from various schools and colleges from Rabindra Mandap to Jaydev Bhawan, here in the city.
In addition, a number of cultural programmes has been planned to be organised at Indira Gandhi Park every evening from April 13 to 15. Besides, different government and private buildings, roads, business establishments and petrol pumps will be decorated with colourful lights.
It may however, be noted that the first Prime Minister of the country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had laid the foundation of Bhubaneswar on April 13, 1948. AT that time, the city’s master plan was designed by a German architect and urban planner Otto Koenigsberger. Since then the city has been developing basing on the same master plan.
But now, the city been tagged with the smart city, many projects has been planned to be constructed under the smart city project. Some has been started and some are yet to be started.