Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 22:
The BJD today announced five committees for the year long birth centenary celebrations of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik beginning March 5-the great leader’s birthday.
The party has made Bedprakash Agarwal as the convener of the Biju Patnaik Birth Centenary Committee.
Similarly, Dhenkanal MP Tathagat Satpathy has been made the convener of the coordination committee while Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda has been made the convener of souvenir and documentation committee.
On the other hand, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has been made the convener of the committee for national and international coordination.
The names of the committees and their respective conveners were announced after it was approved by party president and state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
More than sixty BJD leaders will be in these committees which will organize programmes and functions round the year to mark the birth centenary of Biju Patnaik, party sources revealed