A book containing sketches of 50 prominent freedom fighters from Odisha was released in the SOA campus on Wednesday on the 73rd Republic Day.
Written by Prof Siba Charan Nayak, former Dean of NIT, Rourkela, the book titled 'Odishara Pachas Swadhinata Sangramee' and mainly meant for children was released at a function attended by SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof Ashok Kumar Mahapatra.
Prof Mahapatra said children need to know about Odisha's freedom fighters like Jayee Rajguru, Baxi Jagabandhu and Baji Rout.
Litterateur Das Benhur, who was guest of honour, said the book would serve as a document about freedom fighters of Odisha. “It is a book meant for those in the age group of 8 to 18 and it must reach all parents,'” he said.
Prof Pravat Kumar Padhi, Chairman of IMIT, Cuttack, presided over the function.
Utkal Chamber of Commerce president Brahma Mishra proposed a vote of thanks.