Governor and CM of odisha Extend Utkal Divas Greetings, Seek Support Against Corona
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today extended their greetings on the occasion of Utkal Divas and called upon all to transform the State for the better.
Prof Lal asked his fellow citizens to pledge to transform Odisha into a prosperous and developed state and to participate in the current fight against coronavirus outbreak.
Patnaik paid his tributes to the legendary leaders who fulfilled the dream of formation of a separate Odisha Province and paid his respects to those who have contributed in the development of Odia language, literature and culture.
He asserted that Odisha has made an identity of its own in various developmental sectors and with the support of the people it is also leading in the sector of disaster management.
“I believe, with your support, we will emerge victorious in our ongoing fight against coronavirus,” said Patnaik.
It is worthwhile to mention that Odisha April 1 is celebrated as Utkal Divas or Odisha Day in the memory of the formation of the State as a separate province on linguistic basis on the same day in 1936.