President Pranab Mukkerjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion

Posted on:21 Jul 2017 11:29:20
President Pranab Mukkerjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion
21 July 2017 Current Affairs: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bicentenary (200th) celebration of Paika Rebellion (1817) of Odisha organised by the Union Ministry of Culture in New Delhi.

Many scholars, researchers and historians have opined that the Paika Rebellion of 1817 was India’s first organised armed rebellion against British Raj (then British East India Company rule).

They were called as the traditional functionals which are performed by the Paiks.

They owned rent-free land that was given to them for their military service to the Kingdom of Khurda.

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