Bhubaneswar: (Avilash Panigrahi) Remembering the ultimate sacrifice of boat boy and child martyr Baji Rout (Bajia), Odia Netizens took to Twitter to pay homage to the braveheart on his birth anniversary.
Born on October 5, 1926, in Nilakanthpur in Dhenkanal, Baji Rout was a member of Banar Sena (Children Wing) of the Prajamandal Andolan. He was killed by the British for defying their orders by not ferrying them across Brahmani River on October 11, 1938.
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tributes to the great Baji Rout on the freedom fighter’s birth anniversary.
The artist shared a picture of one of his murals portraying the image of Baji Rout. Describing the young boy to be one of the greatest freedom heroes, Pattnaik stated that “his story of courage, selflessness, and valour needs to be known to every child.”
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Central cabinet minister Dharmendra Pradhan, OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik, Hockey legend Padmashree Dilip Tirkey and many others hail the courage, selflessness, and valour of Baji Rout.
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବୀର ସ୍ଵାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ, ଶହୀଦ ବାଜି ରାଉତଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ଦେଶର ସର୍ବକନିଷ୍ଠ ଶହୀଦ ଭାବେ ମାତ୍ର ୧୨ ବର୍ଷ ବୟସରେ ସ୍ଵାଧୀନତା ପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କ ବଳିଦାନ ଓ ବୀରତ୍ଵ ଚିର ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ଏବଂ ପ୍ରେରଣାଦାୟୀ। pic.twitter.com/1EgqXK0gQx
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 5, 2019
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ପୁଅ ତଥା ଭାରତ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମର କନିଷ୍ଠତମ ଶହୀଦ 'ଶହୀଦ ବାଜି ରାଉତ'ଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀ ଅବସରରେ ଭକ୍ତିପୂତ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି । pic.twitter.com/iWbvMF8LKU
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 5, 2019
Remembering Shaheed Baji Rout, India's youngest freedom fighter on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/QAMBHtmWg2
— Niranjan Patnaik (@NPatnaikOdisha) October 5, 2019
Tributes to the youngest Indian martyr #BajiRout, having been killed at the age of twelve, on his birth anniversary. He will always be remembered for his courage, selflessness, and valour. pic.twitter.com/oZRPVhh9nN
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) October 5, 2019
My salute and respect to the youngest martyr and freedom fighter against British rule #BajiRout on his birth anniversary.
His bravery at the age of 12 will be remembered and inspire across the generation. pic.twitter.com/foGnrjVstP
— Jual Oram (@jualoram) October 5, 2019
Humble tributes to Shaheed Baji Rout, India’s youngest martyr, on his birth anniversary. The saga of his bravery will continue to inspire future generations. pic.twitter.com/S9V5SoLPSY
— Navajyoti Patnaik (@NavjyotiPatnaik) October 5, 2019
On 5th October 1926, one of the youngest & greatest freedom heroes was born at Dhenkanal, #Odisha.
— PIB in Odisha (@PIBBhubaneswar) October 5, 2019