Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Makar Sankranti today.
Patnaik took to his Twitter handle and greeted the people while urging them to follow the Covid guidelines laid by the government.
ପବିତ୍ର ମକର ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ରାଜ୍ୟବାସୀଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। କୋଭିଡ ନିୟମକୁ ଦୃଷ୍ଟିରେ ରଖି ମକର ଉତ୍ସବ ପାଳନ କରନ୍ତୁ। ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସୁଖ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧି କାମନା କରୁଛି। pic.twitter.com/VlzUQ0si56
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 14, 2021
Makar Sankranti (also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi) refers both to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar and an Indian festival in reference to deity Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year on this day.
The festival marks the first day of sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.