President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of the state's 83rd foundation day -'Utkala Dibasa'.
Similarly, Naidu, who is on a tour to Odisha, said, "I extend my best wishes to the people of Odisha on the occasion of the celebration of Odisha Diwas. Odisha has a rich and glorious history, is well known for its cultural diversity and natural beauty. May the state and its people continue to prosper and thrive."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the commendable contribution of the people of Odisha for nation building and also praised the contribution of the brave and the talented.
"The people of Odisha are known for their nobility and simplicity. I pray to Lord Jagannath for fast development of the state. Jay Jagannath," Primi Minister Modi tweeted.
Patnaik also called for an united effort for the development of the state and paid homage to all the personalities who were a part of the journey that led to the formation of Odisha as a separate state.
Odisha was born as a separate state on April 1, 1936, on linguistic basis.
The state was carved out of the then combined Bengal-Bihar-Orissa province.
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