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Birth anniversary of first Odisha barrister Biswanath Mishra observed

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:Utkal Ratna Barrister Biswanath Mishra Smruti Trust observed the 136th birth anniversary of eminent social activist and the first Odia barrister Utkal Ratna Biswanath Mishra at his native village Someswarpur near Sakhigopal in Odisha’s Puri district on October 18.

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On the occasion, Ms Sumati Devi, the lone surviving daughter of the eminent barrister unveiled a statue of her father.

Besides, a Smruti Manch (Memorial Hall) named ‘Utkal Ratna’ was also unveiled on this occasion.

Well-known litterateur Annada Prasad Ray graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Among others, Justice Choudhury Pratap Keshari Mishra, senior advocate Aswini Kumar Mishra, Prof Narayan Chandra Satpathy, Dr Padmanabha Mishra, former Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) chairman Krushna Chandra Mohapatra, social activist Rabi Das, Satyabadi MLA Umakant Samantray and former State Information Commissioner Jagadanand were present on the occasion.

The speakers dwelt at length on Mishra’s relentless efforts for the formation of a separate Odisha state and appealed to the youths to follow his footprints.

Prof (Dr) Surya Kumar Mishra welcomed the guests and offered the vote of thanks.

Management Trustee of the Barrister Biswanath Mishra Smruti Trust, Surendranath Mishra introduced the guests and gave a brief description on the mission and activities of the Trust.