Bhubaneswar: While entire Odisha is celebrating Utkala Dibasa with much fanfare, the eminent persons in major fields also wished people of the state on the auspicious occasion.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who appreciates Odisha people and its culture, greeted people on microblogging site Twitter.
Greetings to the wonderful people of Odisha ,the land of the great -Shaheed Baji Rout . #UtkalaDibasa
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 1, 2018
His tweet received over 80 replies, 329 retweets and 3,500 likes so far just after the post on Twitter.
Even South African cricketer AB de Villiers also acknowledged Sehwag’s tweet. Replying to Sehwag he wrote, “To the wonderful people of Odisha .. #UtkalaDibasa enjoy..”
To the wonderful people of Odisha .. #UtkalaDibasa enjoy..
— AB DE VILLIERS (@ABD_villiers) April 1, 2018
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports at Centre and former Olympian, wished Odisha people on Utkala Dibasa on the microblogging site.
Greetings to the people of Odisha on #UtkalaDibasa. May the beautiful state of Odisha keep shining and rising.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) April 1, 2018
Indian filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit also posted the message on Twitter greeting people of Odisha on the 83rd Utkala Dibasa.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 1, 2018
National BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Amit Shah wished people of Odisha in Odia language on Twitter.
On #UtkalaDibasa, I extend my warm greetings to our sisters and brothers of Odisha. May the land of Mahaprabhu Jagannath scale new heights of progress and development in the years to come.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 1, 2018
ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ମୋର ଭାଇ ଓ ଭଉଣୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ l ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ଭୂମି ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ପ୍ରଗତି ଓ ବିକାଶର ଶୀର୍ଷରେ ପହଁଚୁ I pic.twitter.com/lAJ6Crh1cA
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 1, 2018
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar greeted people on the occasion for growth and development of the state. He also retweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet posted earlier in the day wishing people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa.
Greetings on the occasion of #UtkalaDibasa .
Orissa people are very good and enterprising .They deserve much better than what they have got. PM @narendramodi policy of strengthening #easternstates is catching up. All the best for growth and development of aspirational #Orissa
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 1, 2018
Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh also tweeted on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.
My best wishes to the people of Odisha on the occasion of ‘Utkala Dibasa’. We are proud of Odisha’s rich culture and its heritage. I pray for the peace, progress and prosperity of the state in the years to come.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 1, 2018
Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan remembered the legendaries Madhusudan Das, Parala Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo, Vyas Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati and Poet of Nature Gangadhar Meher, who had played key roles for formation of separate statehood based on language.
ଆଜି ପବିତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନରେ ମହାନ ସେନାନୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ କୋଟି କୋଟି ପ୍ରଣାମ। ମଧୁବାବୁ, ଉତ୍କଳମଣି ଗୋପବନ୍ଧୁ, ପାରଳା ମହାରାଜ କୃଷ୍ଣଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଗଜପତି, ମହାରାଜ ଶ୍ରୀରାମଚଂନ୍ଦ୍ର ଭଂଞ୍ଜଦେଓ, ବ୍ୟାସକବି ଫକୀର ମୋହନ ସେନାପତି ଓ ସ୍ୱଭାବକବି ଗଙ୍ଗାଧର ମେହେରଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରଣାମ। pic.twitter.com/OAmbxbXPKJ
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 1, 2018
Union Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and MoS- Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Mahesh Sharma greeted people of Odisha for peace, progress and prosperity of the state.
Warm greetings to the brothers and sisters of Odisha on the occasion of #UtkalaDibasa . Glorious past, rich cultural heritage and blessings of lord Jagannath are unique strengths of Odisha. My best wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of the state. pic.twitter.com/P9cINurnJa
— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) April 1, 2018
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu wrote in Odia on Twitter wishing people on the occasion.
ଓଡିଶାର ସବୁ ଭାଇ ଭଉଣୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ କୃପାରୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ସୁଖରେ ରୁହନ୍ତୁ ଏହାହିଁ କାମନା।
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 1, 2018
Union MSME (MOS) Minister Giriraj Singh took to Twitter to wish Odisha people on Utkala Dibasa describing the state as the ‘land of Triveni of Valor, Culture and Food delicacies’.
My greetings to people of Odisha on #UtkalaDibasa. Odisha has always been the land where the Triveni of Valor, Culture and Food delicacies meet.
— Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) April 1, 2018
Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha and Former Indian hockey skipper Dilip Tirkey also wished people on the occasion on Twitter.
ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀ 🙏
ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସର ଶୁଭ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ I
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) April 1, 2018