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Netajis Birthplace Museum Gets 38 Rare Books

Cuttack: Jan 23;  The birth place museum of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose here got richer today when a scholar handed over 38 rare books written on the legendary leaders spiritual and political life.

Scholar A S Sanyasi Rao from Andhra Pradesh handed over the books to the museum authorities here at Odia Bazaar on the occasion of Netajis 119th birth anniversary and the books add up to the rich collection of the museum, which has now over 500 titles on Netaji.

The museum also received a copy of a 45-minute documentary film on Netajis INA achievements prepared by Mumbai-based Odia film maker Sai Mohapatra. The documentary profiles several Odia freedom fighters who had served valiantly in the INA.

Earlier today Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the National Flag and garlanded the statue of Netaji inside the museum and paid rich tributes to the freedom fighter. "Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is a son of our soil. Cuttack is witness to his early life. His life is an example of rarest courage and patriotism. We all are proud of him. I pay my heartfelt tribute to him on his birth anniversary," Patnaik said after visiting the museum.

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