Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Saturday extending his greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Nuakhai, the mass agrarian festival associated with Western Odisha.
Greetings to everyone on this auspicious occasion. On Nuakhai we laud the outstanding efforts of our industrious farmers and their role in nation building.
I pray for everyone's good health and well-being.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 11, 2021
Nuakhai or Nuankhai is one of the most important festivals in Western Odisha, where it is celebrated with great dedication and joy. Also referred to as Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat the festival’s literal translation sums up to new food where nua means new and khai means food.