Commemorative Coin on Biju

Published: 02nd July 2015 05:20 AM


BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has agreed to release a commemorative coin on former chief minister Biju Patnaik to mark his centenary celebrations.

The centenary celebrations of Biju Patnaik, who was born on March 5, 1916, will begin after Nabakalebara festival in July.

Secretary of Culture Department Arvind Padhee said, "The Centre has in principle agreed to release a coin to celebrate Biju Patnaik's centenary and accordingly, a State-level panel has been formed to finalise the design of the coin." The coin design will soon be submitted to the Culture Ministry.

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