Prez Kovind to open museum dedicated to Biju Patnaik
Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a museum dedicated to former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik next month.
The Museum and Learning Centre has been set up at Anand Bhawan, the ancestral house of Biju Patnaik in Cuttack. This was stated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, son of Biju Patnaik, after his return from New Delhi here on Sunday. "I called on the honourable President at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. Invited him to visit Odisha and dedicate the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre to the people," Patnaik said after his arrival here. "The President has kindly agreed to the invitation and will inaugurate the museum either on March 17 or 18," the chief minister said.
The ancestral house of Biju Patnaik, which has been converted to a museum in memory of the late leader, houses rare articles belonging to him and will give visitors a comprehensive insight into the life of the legendary personality, he said.
The Anand Bhawan property has been donated to the district administration of Cuttack in 2015 to convert it into a museum dedicated to Biju. His rare photographs, furniture, clothes and household items, which were lying in Anand Bhawan, would be on display in the museum, sources said.