Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (LocalWire): Prime Minister will release the commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion on December 24 in a function to be held in IIT Bhubaneswar campus.
The Government of India has decided to set up a chair in the memory of the event here in Utkal University at a cost of Rs 5 crore.
The money will be released to the University as corpus fund to be kept in Escrow account. Expenses of the chair will be met out of the interest earned on the corpus fund, Union culture minister Dr Mahesh Sharma said on Thursday.
The Culture minister also informed that the Prime Minister will also be inaugurating the Archaeological Museum, Lalitgiri which will surely add a new facet of tourism in the region and increase the immense potential of employment generation.
Lalitgiri is one of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha situated about 120 km north of Bhubaneswar in Cuttack district.