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42-ft Martyrs' Pillar to be set up in Bhubaneswar

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

will set up a 42-feet tall Martyrs' Pillar at the Freedom Fighters' Ground here, officials said.

On the occasion of the 76th Quit India Movement Day today, today put 38 pots of soil collected from the birth places of martyrs of the Freedom struggle at the base of the proposed pillar.

A special prayer service was held at the spot.

"Our non-violent freedom fight is a great inspiration for the people across the globe. People from different walks of life had participated in it and made sacrifices for the liberation of our motherland," Patnaik said.

"I pay my highest respect to our martyrs and hope it will be a pillar of inspirations for the next generations," he said.

Tribute to the indomitable spirit of our freedom fighters and their march for freedom in the face of greatest of adversities & oppression. #QuitIndiaMovement #JaiHind, Patnaik tweeted.

Padmasri Bhabani Charan Patnaik presided over the meeting which was attended by several ministers and family members of freedom fighters.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:45 IST