PM Narendra Modi releases stamp, coin to commemorate Paika rebellion

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a stamp and a coin to commemorate the Paika rebellion of 1817 in Odisha.

He also inaugurated the new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar and launched a slew of projects.

The Paika Rebellion, many claims were the first war of Independence against the British rule.

Narendra Modi dedicated the IIT Bhubaneswar campus, to the nation. He also inaugurated the new ESIC Hospital at Bhubaneswar. He laid the Foundation Stone for pipeline and road projects. 

Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that the total worth of projects which were either inaugurated, or for which the Foundation Stone was laid today, is over Rs. 14,000 crore. He said the Union Government aims to develop eastern India as the gateway to South-East Asia. 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan among others were present on the occasion.