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PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

Odisha government 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, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik 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


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.

State Freedom Fighter Samiti president Padmasri

Bhabani Charan Patnaik presided over the meeting which

was attended by several ministers and family members of

freedom fighters.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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