President, PM, CM Greet People Of Odisha On Utkal Divas

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of other dignitaries greeted the people of Odisha on Utkal Divas, which is being celebrated with pomp, enthusiasm and gaiety on Saturday.

The President wished bright future for the people of Odisha. “My greetings to fellow citizens, especially to the people of the State, on Odisha Day. With abundant natural resources, skilled and industrious people, Odisha has the potential to be the growth engine of our economy. My best wishes for a bright future of the people of Odisha,” she tweeted.

The Prime Minister in a Twitter post in Odia, said: “Greetings to all on Utkal Divas. “Today is an occasion to know the contribution of Odisha and Odia people towards the progress of the country and enrichment of our culture.”

Pointing out that April 1 is the day of pride and glory for each Odia, he wished good health and progress of the people in Odisha.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted people of Odisha on this occasion. “My  greetings to all on Odisha Divas. I pay my respects to the great sons of the soil for their immense contribution towards formation of separate Odisha province. I appeal to all to protect the pride and glory of Odisha and be committed for making a new Odisha,” he said in a twitter post.

It may be noted here that Odisha had got status of a separate province on April 1, 1936, on the basis of its language. It has completed 87 years as a separate state. The state government is celebrating the day on a grand way with state level events while the great sons of the soil who contributed immensely for formation of separate state are being honoured.


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