Bhubaneswar, 21/11/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- The 118th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister of Odisha Dr Harekrushna Mahatab was celebrated in a grand manner at PMG Square here on Tuesday.
Gracing the occasion as chief guest, Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera recalled the incomparable contribution of Dr Harekrushna Mahatab in Swatantra Pradesh and development of Odia literature.
The meeting presided over by former minister and Dr Harekrushna Mahatab Committee Secretary Suresh Kumar Routray was attended by former minister and Committee President Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and others.
On the occasion, some eminent personalities and organizations were felicitated for their outstanding achievements in different fields. They are- Dr Sudhakar Panda, Dr Bikash Mishra, Subasish Patnaik, journalist Lingaraj Sahoo, Dr Rajani Ranjan Das, Batakrushna Nanda, Subash Chandra Jena, Prafulla Kumar Paikasardar, Manas Satpathy, Manoj Kumar Sahu, Gandarba Behera, Rani Sukdei Rani Suktel Regiment and Patanjali Yoga Kendra.
A procession displaying various traditional art forms, including Badi Khela, Khanda Khela and Kusti, was taken out by around 60 paika troupes.