PM Modi greets people of Odisha on the occasion Nuakhai fest


Bhubaneswar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai Juhar.

“Nuakhai Juhar! Good wishes to Odia friends on the festival of Nuakhai. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives”, PM Modi said in a Twitter post.

Odisha Governor S C Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of dignitaries today greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai, a festival welcoming the new crop.

Globally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik erected a sand sculpture on Puri beach to wish people.

People across western Odisha celebrated the festival with religious fervor, devotion and enthusiasm today, a day after the Ganesha Chaturthi.

The festival began with offering Nabanna, the newly harvested paddy, to Goddesses Samaleswari Devi in Sambalpur.

Later, the people offered Nabanna to their presiding deities.

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