Raja Festival: PM, CM greet people

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday greeted the people of Odisha on “Raja Parba”.

“Greetings on the very special festival of Raja Parba. May this occasion strengthen the spirit of joy and brotherhood in society,” PM Modi tweeted in Odiya and English.

“I also pray for the good health and well-being of my fellow citizens,” he said.

CM Naveen Patnaik also greeted the people of the state and described the festival as a tradition of worshipping nature, land and women.

He also urged everyone to stay indoors due to COVID-19 and make this year’s Raja festival a special one.