From Odisha Assembly to BMC, from RBI to Police Commissionerate and from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar was lit up in the colorful lights on Friday in preparation to celebrate 82nd Utkal Divas, the day which is celebrated every year to commemorate the sacrifices of people for the formation of Odisha province in 1936, then named as Orissa.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to PM Narendra Modi everyone extended their greetings to the people of Odisha. Popular tweets and hashtags make Odisha trending on top in twitter from the morning.
ଓଡିଶା ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ରାଜ୍ୟବାସୀଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା । ବିକାଶର ଧାରାକୁ ଆଗକୁ ନେଇ, ଓଡିଶାକୁ ଏକ ଅଗ୍ରଣୀ ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ପରିଣତ କରିବା ଆମର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ। pic.twitter.com/xnyqfYXfFx
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 1, 2017
While the entire Odisha has celebrated the day, Rourkela administration has arranged a mega rally with hundreds of people to remember the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of Odisha. Not only that this is the first time when any administration has included leprosy affected people in the mega program which has been flagged by the govt.