BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Odisha celebrating Utkal Divas to mark the formation of Odisha state on linguistic basis in 1936.
“On Utkal Diwas, I convey my greetings to the kind & industrious people of Odisha & hope that Odisha’s development will attain new heights,” Modi tweeted.
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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also greeted the people of Odisha. Several political party leaders also greeted the people while several programmes have been organised to celebrate the day.
People remembered the freedom fighters and legendaries Utkala Gaurav Madhusudan Das, Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Shri Ramachandra Bhanjadeo, Maharaja Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Raja Baikunthanath Dey, Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, and Gourishankar Ray.