Students of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), here have created a huge, innovative sculpture of former Odisha chief minister Late Biju Patnaik, made with fan bearings, cycle chains and nut bolts, on the eve of his birth anniversary.
Biju Patnaik's 107th birth anniversary falls on March 5. As part of the 'Waste To Wealth' programme initiated by ITI Berhampur principal, Dr. Rajat Panigrahy, nearly 100 students, undergoing training for the trades of fitters, painters, and electricians, toiled hard for 12 days to create this unique sculpture.
Earlier, ITI students had created sculptures of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi using waste scraps. "Our students wanted to pay tributes to Biju Babu, one of the founders of modern Odisha. They decided to use waste scraps to create this sculpture. Such experiences will surely enrich their future", Said Dr. Panigrahy.