Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid his humble tributes to Baji Rout, the great freedom fighter from Odisha and country’s youngest martyr, on his birth anniversary today.
The sacrifice and heroism of Baji Rout, who was martyred at the age of 12 fighting freedom for the country, will always be remembered, the CM said.
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବୀର ସ୍ଵାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ, ଦେଶର ସର୍ବକନିଷ୍ଠ ଶହୀଦ ବାଜି ରାଉତଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ମୋର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ମାତ୍ର ୧୨ ବର୍ଷ ବୟସରେ ଦେଶର ସ୍ବାଧୀନତା ପାଇଁ ଏହି ଅମର ବୀରଙ୍କ ତ୍ୟାଗ ଓ ବଳିଦାନର ଗାଥା ଚିରକାଳ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଜାତିର ସ୍ୱାଭିମାନ ହୋଇ ରହିବ। pic.twitter.com/6DT0fSXzzx
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 5, 2022
Baji Rout was born on 5 October, 1926 in Dhenkanal. Rout, who was a boat boy, was shot by British police when he refused to ferry them across the Brahmani River on the night of 11 October 1938 at Nilakanthapur Ghat, Bhuban, Dhenkanal district.