Bhubaneswar: While the whole nation paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi today, various schools, colleges and different organisations across the State also celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
People gathered at Gandhi Temple in Bhatra of Sambalpur city and offered floral tributes to the Mahatma. Inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Odisha, Nandini Satpathy in 1974, this is said to be the only temple of the leader in the country. ‘Like we worship God, prayers are offered here every day. After the Sandhya Alati, Ram Dhun is played inside the temple,’ said a local.In Bhubaneswar, an exhibition of Gandhi’s slippers, watches, chair, his photographs and other items have been put on display at the headquarters of Odisha State Bharat Scouts and Guides. The programme, organised by Gandhi 150 State Samiti, is likely to continue till October 2, 2020. On Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, many leaders paid humble tributes mentioning him as one of the greatest humans to have ever lived on this planet.