OdishaLIVE Bureau

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, inaugurated five-day-long Exhibition-cum-Seminar on ‘New India- We resolve to make’ to commemorate the 75 years of Quit India Movement and forthcoming 75 years of Independence in 2022.  The exhibition-cum-seminar is organised by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in association with Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) and Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP).
The exhibition will open at 11:00 hrs every day with talk shows by experts on various subjects and cultural programme by Song & Drama Division, Bhubaneswar, (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) in the afternoon 1600 hrs to 1930 hrs. The exhibition focuses on India’s freedom movement from 1857 to 1947 showing the various activities initiated to attain the freedom from the British rule – “The First War of Independence, 1857”, “The Champaran Satyagrah”, “The Non-Co-operation movement”, “The Dandi Yatra” and the Quit India Movement.
The vision of New India from 2017 to 2022 when country will be celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence is also showcased is the exhibition which has multimedia and pictorial presentations.
The Union Minister administered six pledges on vision New India. He also felicitated young chess wizard Ms Saina Salonika and women weightlifters of Odisha Ms. Jhilli Dalabehara and Ms. Sneha Soren.
Present on the occasion were Mr A K Jha, Chairman & Managing Director, MCL, along with Mr JP Singh, Director (Technical/Operations), Mr L N Mishra, Director (Personnel), Mr OP Singh, Director Technical/Projects & Planning), Mr R. C. Mohanty, Deputy Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, other dignitaries, senior officials of MCL, Media, Students and general public.