Bhubaneswar: Wishes started pouring in for Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today on his birthday as he turned 72.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJD MP Baijayant Panda were among those who took to Twitter to wish Patnaik on this occasion.
Birthday wishes to Odisha CM Shri Naveen Patnaik. I pray that he leads a long life blessed with good health. @Naveen_Odisha
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2017
Warm birthday greetings to Chief Minister of Odisha Shri @Naveen_Odisha Babu. May god bless him with good health and long life.
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 16, 2017
Wishing @Naveen_Odisha a very happy birthday. May Lord Jagannath bless you in serving Odisha & her people🙏🙏🙏
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) October 16, 2017
Happy birthday Naveen babu @Naveen_Odisha Wishing you good health and happiness
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 16, 2017
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also wished the Odisha CM on his birthday through a sand art on Puri sea beach.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 16, 2017
Several BJD ministers, MLAs, administrators, police officers and hundreds of BJD workers wished Patnaik at his residence Naveen Nivas where he cut a cake.
“I would like to express my deep gratitude for all the people who have wished me on my birthday. I will continue to work hard for the development and welfare of the people of our state,” Patnaik said.
A blood donation camp has been organised at the BJD headquarters here on the occasion.