Utkal Divas is being celebrated in Odisha today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wished the people of Odisha on Utkal Divas. “Greetings on the special occasion of Utkala Dibasa. I bow to the unique culture of Odisha. The people of Odisha have contributed immensely to India’s progress. May the people of the state be blessed with happiness and good health,” PM Modi tweeted. Today is the 85th Foundation Day of Odisha. The state was carved out of the combined Bengal-Bihar-Orissa province on this day in 1936.
Greetings on the special occasion of Utkala Dibasa. I bow to the unique culture of Odisha. The people of Odisha have contributed immensely to India’s progress. May the people of the state be blessed with happiness and good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 1, 2021
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik grreeted the people of his state on Utkal Divas. “Tributes to the great men who have enhanced the glory of our language, literature and culture…Let us be determined to further expand and preserve the unique identity of Odisha in various fields,” Naveen Patnaik tweeted along with a beautiful gif.
ରାଜ୍ୟବାସୀଙ୍କୁ #ଓଡ଼ିଶାଦିବସ ର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନ ସହ ଆମ ଭାଷା, ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଓ ସଂସ୍କୃତିର ଗୌରବ ବୃଦ୍ଧି କରିଥିବା ମହାପୁରୁଷମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମ୍ମାନ ଜଣାଉଛି। ବିଭିନ୍ନ କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଚୟକୁ ବଜାୟ ରଖିବା ସହ ଏହାକୁ ଆହୁରି ପରିବ୍ୟାପ୍ତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ସଂକଳ୍ପବଦ୍ଧ ହେବା pic.twitter.com/SUmog0leo7
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 1, 2021
On Utkal Divas, the people of Odisha usually celebrate this day with public events and cultural programmes. But this year, Utkal Divas celebrations are low-key due to the coronavirus pandemic. Large congregations for celebrating Utkal Divas have not been permitted throughout the state. A maximum of 200 participants will be allowed and all COVID-19 safety protocols like maintaining social distance, wearing masks, using sanitizer and hand hygiene will be strictly have to be maintained. People organizing big events related to Utkal Divas will need prior approval from the local administration, the advisory said.
Here are some of the beautiful messages posted on the microblogging site on Utkal Divas. The Twitter messages bring out the stunning landscape, beautiful temple architecture and glorious cultural heritage of Odisha.
Munch on the brightly-hued Feni, Pethas and Laddoos, partake in the Thandai and Ghola Dahi’s gentle cooling, and lend a shoulder to the palanquins of Lord Jagannatha. pic.twitter.com/2bJBR8xzhG
— Incredible!ndia (@incredibleindia) April 1, 2021
On the auspicious #UtkalaDibasa I bow to the land that has given me everything one can ask for- love & respect, a fulfilled life & opportunities to grow as a human being.
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) April 1, 2021
Statehood greetings to the people of Odisha. The mineral-rich soil of the State and its culture-rich people are pride of the nation. May the State scale new heights of progress. #HappyUtkalDivas. pic.twitter.com/JAE5iqJQAF
— Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad) April 1, 2021
ପବିତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଇ ଓ ଭଉଣୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଶୁଭକାମନା । ଏହି ଅବସରରେ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନର ମହାନ୍ ସେନାନୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର କୋଟି କୋଟି ପ୍ରଣାମ । ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଏକ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଗଠନ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ସଂକଳ୍ପ କରିବା ।
ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀ । pic.twitter.com/oBWNcLYbO2
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 1, 2021
Odisha: Government buildings in Bhubaneswar illuminated on the eve of Utkal Divas (Odisha Day). pic.twitter.com/W6dC4uTskE
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2021
Happy Utkal Divas 2021!