Sahid Minar

Sahid MinarAfter independence a monument called “SAHID MINAR” was raised to mark the sacrifice of these innocent and long-forgotton patriots on the same river bank.Every year people gather at the Minar to pay floral tributes to those brave souls On 24th August. The Minar is located in the Papadahandi block of Nabarangpur. Papadahandi is famous for its Saiva Shrine of Nilakantheswara, 12 KM away from the District Head Quarter . A Temple with ancient stone carving of 8th century AD is situated here. Papadahandi is also known for its “ Champak Vana”. Now ITDA has its own honey processing unit here producing honey of.superior quality. On the bank of river Toori here is situated the “Shahid Smruti Stambha,” a monument in commemoration of the 1942 Quit India Movement, coined as the second Jalliwanawalabagh incident.

Every year State Level Saheed Smruti Day is celebrated here on 24th of August paying tribute to 19 known and many other unknown Martyrs who died in Police firing during “Satyagraha”. The Deer Park here also attracts a large crowd .Watching Nature’s bounties from the watch Tower in this park is a rare experience.