Bhubaneswar: The death anniversary of the legendary leader and Prabada Purusha Biju Patnaik will be observed in a somber manner across the State today. The BJD Chief and Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik requested all the party members to stay at home and pay floral tributes at respective residence due to the deadly Corona outbreak.
Naveen further advised that the Jiban Bindu program should continue. He has requested each member of the party to ensure that not a single person should face difficulties due to unavailability of blood.
All commemorative functions shall be refrained from. Biju Patnaik, the father of the Odisha CM was a daredevil pilot and the former Chief Minister. He passed away on this day of 1997.