Birthday wishes pour in as Naveen turns 74

Birthday wishes pour in as Naveen turns 74

Bhubaneswar: Wishes started pouring in for Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his 74th birthday on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended birthday greetings to Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday.

“Greetings to Odisha’s CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life,” the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter.

“Thank you Narendra Modi Ji for your wishes,” replied Naveen.

Patnaik was born on this day in 1946 in Cuttack.

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik took to Twitter to wish Patnaik on his special day.

Sudarsan has created a sand art at Puri beach wishing the Chief Minister on the occasion.

“Happy Birthday Naveen Patnaik Ji,” mentioned Sudarsan in the sand art describing him as the ‘Architect of Modern Odisha’.

Patnaik will not celebrate his birthday in view of cyclone Fani that hit the state coast in May this year.

The Chief Minister urged the well-wishers and party workers to visit orphanages and schools meant for disabled children instead of wishing him at Naveen Niwas.