Bhubaneswar: the Temple city and the Capital city of Odisha celebrated its 71st  Foundation Day on 13th April, 2019.

Bhubaneswar city celebrates its foundation day each year on 13th April as the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation on this day in 1948. 

Governor Ganeshi Lal wished the people of Bhubaneswar on the special occasion of the foundation day. The Governor in his message said,”“The state capital has been built on rich tradition and heritage and is the conflux of tradition and progress,” He called for making the state capital clean, beautiful and prosperous.

A three-day festival is used to be organized involving series of cultural and felicitation events. As the election code of conduct is in place, the foundation day remained relatively a low-key affair this year.