Bhubaneswar: On the 86th birth anniversary of the Iron lady of Odisha and the firebrand leader of India, rich tributes were paid to Late Smt. Nandini Satpathy in several places of Odisha and outside. Smt. Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust (SNSMT) and a few other individuals/ organisations had organised the same.
Today morning a few had assembled here, near the Raj Bhawan of Odisha where a statue of Smt. Nandini Satpathy is installed.
Remembrance meetings were held in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Talcher, Sambalpur, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Delhi, Mumbai , Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pudduchery, Kolkata, Dhaka, Washington DC, London and a few other places.
Addressing a remembrance meeting here, the Chairman of SNSMT Shri. Suparno Satpathy spoke about his personal relationship with his grandmother legendary late Smt. Nandini Satpathy. In his short address he also thanked every one who had taken out time and had paid their homage to the former CM of Odisha. He also conveyed his greetings to all the daughters of India.
It is to be noted that ‘9th of June’, the birth day of Smt. Nandini Satpathy as a mark of respect to her was notified as the National Daughters’ Day of India – ‘Nandini Diwas’ in year 2007 by the then Governor of Odisha Shri. Rameshwar Thakur and it had been veted by the then PM of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.