New Delhi, Sep 6:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people of Odisha on the festival of ‘Nuakhai’ and wished prosperity to the state’s farmers.
“Nuakhai Juhar. Greetings to the people of Odisha on this special festival. May this festival bring more prosperity in the lives of farmers,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
Nuakhai is an agriculture festival celebrated primarily in western Odisha by farmers to thank ‘Mother Earth’ for being so bountiful. The festival is akin to Onam in Tamil Nadu.
The festival is celebrated on the day after Ganesh Chaturthi.