President Ramnath Kovind felicitated four Odia freedom fighters on the ocassion of Kranti Diwas at a special ‘At Home’ function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had felicitated the freedom fighters..
The list included four Odia freedom fighters – Sahadeb Behera of Kantilo in Nayagarh district, Chakradhar Parida of Ranapur in Nayagarh district, Gobardhana Acharya of Jagatsinghpur and Dadhichi Sahu of Jajpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Affairs Rajnath Singh were present.
Each of the freedom fighters was gifted an electric kettle with a personal message from the President.
“The nation is proud of our freedom fighters and salutes them. This small token is our people’s appreciation of your successful struggle against colonialism. I wish you happiness, good health and a long life,” the President told the freedom fighters.