PM, CM Greet People Of Odisha On Odia New Year

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Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Odia New Year, also celebrated as “Maha Visuba Sankranti”.

“My heartfelt wishes to the people of Odisha on Odia New Year and Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti. I pray that all your aspirations are fulfilled in the coming year. May everyone be blessed with health and happiness,” tweeted Modi.

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The Odisha CM also took to Twitter handle to wish the people on the occasion of ‘Vishuba Sankranti’ and said the new year would bring happiness and prosperity to all with the blessings of Lord Jagannath.

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Union home minister Amit Shah also wished the people of Odisha on the occasion.

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The day is celebrated with religious fervour across the state with people distributing pana (sweet water) and were thronging in different temples. A host of cultural programmes were also organised in many places during the day, also celebrated as “pana sankranti.”

Special rituals were performed at Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri.

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