Union Minister urges Odisha CM for land to set up Paika Rebellion memorial

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Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma today wrote to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide 50 acre land in the foothills of Barunei in Khordha district to set up a memorial in commemoration of Paika Rebellion.

In the letter to CM Naveen, Sharma stated apart from being a permanent infrastructure on completion of 200 years of Paika Bidroha, the memorial will be a tribute to the rebellion.

The union Minister also wrote another letter to Utkal varsity Vice-Chancellor urging to set up a Paika Bidroha Chair at the premier University in Bhubaneswar.

The centre has also decided to create a corpus fund for the formulation and smooth running of the Chair for years, Sharma stated in his letter.

The decision was taken keeping in view the history of Utkal varsity and it being the oldest university in the state, he mentioned.

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