At the IIT Bhubaneswar campus, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, released a commemorative stamp and coin on the Paika Rebellion. The Paika Rebellion (Paika Bidroha) was fought against British rule, in Odisha in 1817. The setting up of a Chair on the Paika Rebellion, in Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, was announced.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the Lalitgiri Museum. Lalitgiri in Odisha is a famous Buddhist centre of archaeological importance, comprising Stupa, Viharas (monasteries) and images of Lord Buddha.
Narendra Modi dedicated the IIT Bhubaneswar campus, to the nation. He also inaugurated the new ESIC Hospital at Bhubaneswar. He laid the Foundation Stone for pipeline and road projects.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the total worth of projects which were either inaugurated, or for which the Foundation Stone was laid today, is over Rs. 14,000 crore. He said the Union Government aims to develop eastern India as the gateway to South-East Asia.
The Prime Minister said that IIT Bhubaneswar would spur the industrial development of Odisha, and work towards technology to improve the lives of the people. He mentioned the plans to expand the healthcare infrastructure, road network, and oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in the State. He reiterated the Union Government’s commitment towards the all-round development of Odisha.
Modi will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 14,500 crore during a day-long visit to Odisha. Apart from inaugurating projects related to health, higher education, road and highways, PM Modi will also inaugurated the 100-bedded ESIC hospital in Bhubaneshwar. The hospital has been built at a cost of Rs 73.5 crore.