Bhubaneswar: Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Anurag Thakur joined the ‘Mo Mati Mo Desh’ campaign here at Utkal University recently to honour the brave freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Pradhan said, “Whatever I have done in my life today, I have done for the sacred soil of this Utkal University.”
He added: “On this occasion I pay obeisance to this land of wisdom of Odisha. Our world of education will take India to new heights in immortality.”
Union minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports, Thakur recited the oath of ‘Panch Prana’. “These five souls are – to realise the dream of making India a self-reliant and developed nation by 2047. To destroy the mentality of slavery and to be proud of the country’s rich culture and tradition,” he said.
Pukhraj Jaipal, DIG, SRPF, Odisha sector, spoke on the occasion. Nehru Youth Center state director Honey Sinha gave the welcome address while regional director Sarita Patel gave vote of thanks.
The ‘Mo Mati, Mo Desh’ programme was organised by Utkal University and Nehru Youth Center. At the event, all the affiliated colleges of Utkal University participated along with all the PG-PhD students, teachers and staff.