Bhubaneswar: On the auspicious occasion of Nuakhai Juhar which is celebrated in western Odisha and some parts of Chhattisgarh as the harvest festival, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended his warm wishes to people.
The Chief Minister took to the Twitter and wrote: “With new grains and new hope, we celebrate Nuakhai today. I wish happiness and prosperity upon all on this occasion of brotherhood.”
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) September 14, 2018
Patnaik also tweeted a picture depicting the folk dance of Western Odisha with Maa Samaleshwari- the region’s prinicipal deity of worship, the background.
Besides, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also extended his greeting to the people of Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
Naidu took to the twitter and wrote: “Nua Khai Juhar! My greetings to the people in Odisha and Jharkhand on the auspicious occasion of Nua Khai, the harvest festival. #NuakhaiJuhar #Odisha”.
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) September 14, 2018
He said: “The festival reminds us of the important role of agriculture in our lives from times immemorial. Let us salute farmers of the country on this auspicious day and take a pledge to improve their lot. May this festival bring cheer, joy, prosperity and happiness to all! #NuakhaiJuhar”.