Bhubaneswar: An audio-visual gallery depicting rare photographs and paintings related to the Paika Vidroha,considered to be the first armed rebellion against the British, has been started at the State Museum here in city on Thursday.
Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda inaugurated the gallery set up at a cost of Rs 50 lakh. A 45-minute light-and-sound show, which is the main attraction at the gallery, narrates the battle between the British forces and the ‘paikas’ or soldiers during the period between 1803 and 1825.
The show will be shown in Odia twice daily. However, the show timings are yet to be decided upon. Rabishankar Rath has scripted the show and Biren Mishra and Padmavati Dwivedi have given their voice to it.
Museum superintendent Jayanti Rath said that they have decided to highlight the heroic deeds and sacrifices made of Jagabandhu and Rajguru and conserve the memory of the Paika rebellion at the gallery for the future generation.