Bhubaneswar: The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended warm greetings to the people of the country especially Odisha, seeking blessings of the Holy Trinity for healthy and prosperous life to all.
Taking to twitter, the President extended Rath Yatra wishes to every Indian especially people of Odisha. He also sought blessings of the almighty divinity for healthy life during the time of the pandemic.
भगवान जगन्नाथ की रथ यात्रा के शुभ अवसर पर सभी देशवासियों, विशेष रूप से ओडिशा में सभी श्रद्धालुओं को मेरी हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं। मैं कामना करता हूँ कि प्रभु जगन्नाथ के आशीर्वाद से सभी देशवासियों का जीवन सुख, समृद्धि और स्वास्थ्य से परिपूर्ण बना रहे।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2021
PM Modi also prayed Lord Jagannath for his divine blessings which can bring good health for everyone.
Greetings to everyone on the special occasion of the Rath Yatra. We bow to Lord Jagannath and pray that his blessings bring good health and prosperity in everyone’s lives. Jai Jagannath!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2021
Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan also greeted people and prayed to Lord Of the Universe to shower blessings on everyone.
On the auspicious occasion of #RathYatra2021 Hon’ble Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan extends greetings to the people & prays to Lord #Jagannath to bless everyone with sound health and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/K4bJFGogGd— Governor of Andhra Pradesh (@governorap) July 12, 2021
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while wishing the citizens of the State, shared a message through a video clip. In his tweet, Patnaik stated “May the State be covid-free with the blessings of Lord Jagannath.”
ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ଚତୁର୍ଦ୍ଧାମୂର୍ତ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଅପାର କରୁଣାରୁ କୋଭିଡ ସଙ୍କଟ ଶୀଘ୍ର ଦୂର ହେଉ। ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ସୁଖ, ସମୃଦ୍ଧି ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳମୟ ଜୀବନ ପାଇଁ ମହାପ୍ରଭୁଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରୁଛି। #ରଥଯାତ୍ରା୨୦୨୧ pic.twitter.com/lbFMULZz7k— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 12, 2021
Patnaik had earlier appealed to the people of Odisha to celebrate the mega festival in strict adherence to Covid protocols, there by setting an example of a disciplined and sacred life before the world.
Similarly, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also wished good health to the people of India.
ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରାର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ । ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ମଙ୍ଗଳ କରନ୍ତୁ ।— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 12, 2021
ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ 🙏
पवित्र रथ यात्रा के पावन पुनीत अवसर पर समस्त देशवासियों को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
महाप्रभु की यह यात्रा सभी के जीवन में सुख, शांति, स्वास्थ्य और खुशहाली लेकर आए।
जय जगन्नाथ 🙏#RathaJatra pic.twitter.com/XeGF65nPtC
BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda while praying for everyone’s happiness on the auspicious occasion, appealed to the people to watch the divine journey of the Holy Trinity on TV and online mode due to restriction on public participation.
Greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of the original, authentic, biggest #RathaJatra in Puri, Odisha. Because of #COVID restrictions, devotees can't pull the rath, but watch it on TV/online May Mahaprabhu Jagannath bless everyone with good health, happiness & prosperity🙏 pic.twitter.com/hM90g6eOW6— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) July 12, 2021