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Prez, PM, CM Greet People

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Odisha formation day ‘Utkal Dibasa’,  President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many other dignitaries greeted the people of the State.

“Warm greetings to people on Odisha Day! Odisha is known for its vast natural wealth and rich cultural heritage. The resilient people of this state have made great contribution in the development of Odisha and the country,” President said in a post on X

Odisha has produced many icons over the centuries, including several makers of modern India. May Lord Jagannath bless the state and its people with greater success and prosperity, she said.

The Prime Minister in a post on X in Odia language said: “Wishing everyone a very Happy Utkala Dibasa! This day reminds us of the rich culture and heritage of Odisha and its dynamic people. The state has made a rich contribution to national progress. I pray for the success and prosperity of the people of Odisha.”

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das also greeted the people of the State. “My greetings to the people of Odisha on this auspicious occasion of Odisha Dibasa. I call upon all to be committed to transform Odisha into a prosperous and developed Odisha,” the Governor said.

Similarly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted people on the occasion and said Odisha is writing a glorious history in all fields.

The Chief Minister said “Odisha is writing a glorious history in all fields. Odisha has become prosperous due to the commitment of every Odia. In keeping with this era of transformation, the idea of creating a ‘developed Odisha’ is the idea of Odia. On this ‘Odisha Day’. Let us strengthen our Asmita and Swaviman and move forward towards building ‘Developed Odisha’ #OdishaDibasa.”

Odisha Day or ‘Utkala Dibasa’ marks the formation of Odisha as a separate state on this day in 1936. The State was carved with the splitting of Bihar and Orissa provinces.