Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his wishes to people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai, an agricultural festival observed mainly in western Odisha.
“Best wishes to my sisters and brothers of Odisha on Nuakhai. I pray that this occasion enhances the spirit of joy and progress in our society. Nuakhai Juhar!,” the Prime Minister took to the twitter to greet the people of the State.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan too wished the people of the western Odisha on the occasion.
Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of western Odisha, being celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Sambalpur and other parts of the region on Friday.
Thousands of devotees have thronged the Samaleswari temple, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, to invoke blessings. The first harvested crop was offered to Samaleswari at the stipulated lagna (auspicious moment).