Khurda: The spirit of Paika Mutiny inspired the people all over the country. I appreciate and honour from my deepest corner to the relentless effort of the Paikas of the brave
Inaugurating the celebration, the Governor said Khurda was at the forefront in the freedom struggle. Although the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 was termed as
Sambad editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik said the period from 1803 to 1817 was a very short one when Orissa came under the alien rule. This is enough to decide as to which of the two was the first struggle for
Organised by the Barunei and Khurdagada Bikash Parisad and Oriya magazine Pakhighara, the function was presided over by Parisad's president and ex-MLA Dr Dilip Srichandan. A poem-reciting and a discussion on Paika Mutiny were also held at the Town Hall by poet Banoj Tripathy.