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Sankha Bhawan Opens

Bhubaneswar: On the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated the grand BJD office ‘Shankha Bhawan’ and dedicated it to the people of Odisha.  

Addressing the people of Odisha from the state-of-the-art Shankha Bhawan, the Chief Minister said he is very happy to dedicate the Bhawan for the people of Odisha.

“A new era had begun in Odisha in the year 1997 with the birth of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), who had been formed to carry the principles of legendary leader late Biju Patnaik. The BJD, which was formed as the regional party to serve people of Odisha, has now been transformed into a social movement.”

Shankh Bhavan will be a meeting place for all those who love Odisha, who are interested in working for the development of Odisha, for the protection of Odisha and to build a new and strong Odisha. 

Sankha Bhawan will work for Odisha’s development and pride, and it will also work for promotion of rich cultural heritage.  “This Sankha Bhawan is an inspiration source for Odisha and continues to work for Odisha,” he said.

“It will connect the future with the past of Odisha. It will bring together the four and a half million people of Odisha and will be dedicated to the development of Odisha to protect the Odias. It will be devoted to the development of art, literature, and culture of Odisha,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister further said that the Shankha Bhavan will not only be a center of inspiration for physical, social, economic, cultural, and political progress, but it will also be a center of spiritual enlightenment based on the fundamental principles of Jagannath culture.

Starting his speech with Jai Jagannath, Shri Patnaik said that Shankha Bhavan will continue to work for spreading the great culture of Lord Jagannath and will continue to spread the message of Vasudheb Kutumbakamar.

The BJD Supremo thanked everyone who contributed to the construction of the Shankha Bhawan, including the workers, the architects, the youth, students, women workers, and leaders.

He appealed to all to dedicate themselves to carrying forward the culture of service, advancing development, and shining the glory of mother Odisha.

It is worth noting that portraits of many legendary leaders from Odisha, Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das, Utkalgaurab Madhusudan Das, poet Sarala Das, Veer Surendra Sai, Baxi Jagbandhu, Bhim Bhoi, poet Samrat Upendra Bhanj, Maharaja Krishnachandra Gajapati, Shaheed Laxman Naik, Pandit Raghunath Murmu, and Birsa Munda were present in the conference rooms of Shankh Bhawan.

The BJD’s new Headquarters’ 3-storey building has 30 rooms, located at Unit-6 area (Forest Park area) in Bhubaneswar.

Party President and CM Naveen Patnaik will issue orders to his partymen from his office from the ‘Third Floor’ of the newly reconstructed building.

The elegant building complex has an air-conditioned conference hall on the first floor with the capacity of 2000 people, a 250-seat huge auditorium and a canteen. The first floor also has a press conference hall having enough space for media persons.

Party leaders have their offices on the second floor. The IT Cell will also be operated from this floor.