Prisoners’ kids celebrate Raja festival

Bhubaneswar: Children of prisoners of 21 jails
across the State here on Saturday observed Raja festival with much fanfare.
Hosted by the Odisha Patita Udhar Samiti, the children wearing new clothes
played doli and ate various types of pithas and paan at the Jharpada Special

Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda,
Bhubaneswar (North) MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena, KIIT
founder Achyuta Samant among many dignitaries attended the event and praised
the initiatives of the Samiti.  
“We enjoyed the day a lot. We played various games
such as kaudi and cards as well as outdoor games such as puchhi, skipping the
rope and, of course, swinging on the doli,” said oen of the children.
On the occasion KIIT founder Achyuta Samant said two
children from the Odisha Patita Udhar Samiti after completing their
Matriculation will be provided free ITI teaching at his institute annually.
The programme was organised under the direct
supervision of Samiti Secretary Abharani Choudhury.

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