Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced establishment of a life-size status of former Khalikote king Raja Bahadur Ramachandra Mardaraj Deo in the Odisha capital.
Deo is hailed as one of the architects of modern Odisha and for his notable contribution towards the formation of the State.
The CM’s announcement coincided with Deo’s birth anniversary celebration on Sunday.
In a tweet, Naveen remembered him as someone who made immense contribution to the socio-economic development of Odisha and spread of education.
ସ୍ଵତନ୍ତ୍ର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନର ଅନ୍ୟତମ ପୁରୋଧା ରାଜା ବାହାଦୁର ରାମଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ମର୍ଦ୍ଦରାଜ ଦେଓଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଅର୍ଥନୈତିକ ଅଭିବୃଦ୍ଧି, ଶିକ୍ଷାର ପ୍ରସାର ଏବଂ ସାମାଜିକ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଆଣିବାରେ ତାଙ୍କର ଅବଦାନ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖନୀୟ। pic.twitter.com/Rq0VngAtDh
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 13, 2019