Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre dedicated to people of Odisha
Excerpt: [Odisha] The President of India dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre – a memorial to the late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik - to the people of Odisha.
Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre – a memorial to the late Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, was dedicated to the people of Odisha by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. The occasion as marked by dignitaries like the Governor of Odisha, Dr. SC Jamir and Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik and other dignitaries in Cuttack today (March 17, 2018).
In his speech on the occasion, the President said that Patnaik has a special place in the hearts of people. He earned affection and respect of all regions and political parties in the nation. His legacy is beyond party affiliation and the whole country is proud of him. The President appreciated Shri Naveen Patnaik and his family for handing over the Anand Bhawan campus to the state government. He expressed hope that visitors will be able to know more about the multi-dimensional personality of the late Biju Patnaik and get acquainted with a glorious chapter in the history of Odisha and India.
The President stated for India’s inclusive growth all-round development of Odisha is necessary. He said Odisha is rich in forest, mineral resources and can scale new heights with optimal and balanced use of these all the resources. Odisha also has a lot of potential in the tourism sector, which could increase employment and strengthen economic growth.