Bhuabneswar, October9 ( Odisha.in ) Leaders of various political parties paid tribute to Utkalmani Pundit Gopabandhu Dash, a national hero, a versatile genius, a celebrated poet, a noted social worker, a pioneer journalist, a brave statesman and saviour of the suffering mass on his 121st birth day on Tuesday.
Orissa Assembly Speaker Maheswar Mohanty, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Panchayatiraj Minister Raghunath Mohanty, Cooperation Minister Surama Padhi and a number of legislators, former M.L.A.s garlanded the statue of the great leader in the Assembly Complex and paid tribute to him.
Similarly, Leader of Opposition in Orissa Assembly, J.B. Patnaik, P.C.C. President Jayadev Jena, former minister Suresh Kumar Routray , Advocate and editor Kalinga Mail, Shivananda Ray and a number of other leaders from
Congress paid floral tribute to Utkalmani’s statue at Gopabadhu square in the city.