The statue of Binode Kanungo, well-known encyclopaedist and founder of Jnanmandal Foundation, was unveiled on the premises of the Odisha State Archives here on Wednesday.

The bronze statue was unveiled by State Culture Minister Maheswar Mohanty. A brief biography of the late encyclopaedist titled ‘Jnanyogi Binode Kanungo’ written by Bijayananda Singh and Pabak Kanungo was also released by Mr. Mohanty.

Among others who were present at the ceremony include Agriculture Minister Debiprasad Mishra, legislators Ashok Panda, and Bhagirathi Badajena, culture secretary Ashok Kumar Tripathy and member secretary of Jnanmandal Foundation Pabak Kanungo.