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Roundup of PM's two day Odisha visit

Prayers, roadshow and felicitation of martyrs: Roundup of PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (the second day of his Odisha visit) met the descendants of historical Paika Rebellion martyrs, who undertook an armed rebellion against the British rulers in Odisha in 1817. He felicitated the families of freedom fighters at Raj Bhawan here in presence of Governor S.C. Jamir. "Today, the history was recalled with pride. It is my honour to see the descendants of martyrs. Unfortunately, the long years of freedom movement was confined in few persons and specific period. We should recall the events and contribution of everyone who participated in the freedom struggle," said the Prime Minister. He said Odisha secured the top position for its immense contribution for freedom movement. After felicitating the family members of the freedom fighters, Modi also paid a visit to the famous Lingaraj temple here. Aiming to grab power in Odisha where the Biju Janata Dal is in its forth consecutive term and setting his sights on 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Modi On Saturday, held a road show on his way from the airport to the meeting venue of Janata Maidan in the Odisha capital.