Bhubaneswar: The Twin City today put their best foot forward to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the formation of Odisha as a separate state on the basis of language.
Ahead of the occasion of 81st Utkal Divas the state is all set to mark the eve with decorative lights and cultural events.
Dazzling light decorations along the Sachivalaya Marg lit up since Thursday evening had already set the celebratory mood in the city.
Today, to add to the glamour, all buildings along the stretch, including the Assembly, secretariat and other government buildings were also adorned with beautiful lights that enhanced the festive mood.
The city, too, was decorated beautifully with colorful lights.
BMC too deck up portraying the literary pride of the State.