Bhubaneswar: Odisha today marked the historic day of its 85th year of formation as a separate State. Greetings from organizations, eminent personalities and Odia Diaspora from all around the world poured in to mark the occasion.
On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Dharmendra Pradhan, Consulate General of India, Sydney, Indian National Congress wished the people of the State.
ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସରେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ, ବିଶେଷ କରି ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କୁ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ। ମାନବିକତାକୁ ପ୍ରେମ ଏବଂ ଶାନ୍ତିର ଚିରନ୍ତନ ବାର୍ତ୍ତା ଦେଉଥିବା ଏହି ଭୂମିର ଅନନ୍ୟ ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ ଐତିହ୍ୟ, ପ୍ରାକୃତିକ ସୌନ୍ଦର୍ଯ୍ୟ, ସ୍ଥାପତ୍ୟ, ହସ୍ତ କଳା ଓ ନୃତ୍ୟ ପାଇଁ ଏ ଦେଶ ଗର୍ବିତ। ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ନିରନ୍ତର ବିକାଶ ପାଇଁ ମୋର ଶୁଭକାମନା।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 1, 2021
My greetings to the people of Odisha on their state formation day today. Odisha is known for its marvellous monuments, unique handicrafts, breathtaking beaches and diverse wildlife. My best wishes for the prosperity of the state & well being of its vibrant people. #UtkalaDibasa
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) April 1, 2021
Greetings on the special occasion of Utkala Dibasa. I bow to the unique culture of Odisha. The people of Odisha have contributed immensely to India’s progress. May the people of the state be blessed with happiness and good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 1, 2021
ପବିତ୍ର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ମାନ୍ୟବର ରାଜ୍ୟପାଳ ଓଡ଼ିଶାବାସୀଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଛା ଜଣାଇଛନ୍ତି। ଓଡ଼ିଶାକୁ ଏକ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ ରାଜ୍ୟ କରିବାକୁ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ସଂକଳ୍ପବଦ୍ଧ ହେବାକୁ ଆହ୍ବାନ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି।
କରୋନା ବିରୁଦ୍ଧରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଲଢ଼େଇକୁ ପୂର୍ବପରି ବଜାୟ ରଖିବାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ମାନ୍ୟବର ରାଜ୍ୟପାଳ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ କରିଛନ୍ତି। pic.twitter.com/1VZ0pHUHC3
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) April 1, 2021
ରାଜ୍ୟବାସୀଙ୍କୁ #ଓଡ଼ିଶାଦିବସ ର ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନ ସହ ଆମ ଭାଷା, ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଓ ସଂସ୍କୃତିର ଗୌରବ ବୃଦ୍ଧି କରିଥିବା ମହାପୁରୁଷମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମ୍ମାନ ଜଣାଉଛି। ବିଭିନ୍ନ କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ପରିଚୟକୁ ବଜାୟ ରଖିବା ସହ ଏହାକୁ ଆହୁରି ପରିବ୍ୟାପ୍ତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ସଂକଳ୍ପବଦ୍ଧ ହେବା pic.twitter.com/SUmog0leo7
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) April 1, 2021
On ‘Utkala Dibasa’, I extend my warm greetings to our beloved sisters and brothers of Odisha. May the divine land of Maha-Prabhu Jagannath continue to scale new heights of progress. I pray for everyone's well-being and prosperity.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 1, 2021
ପବିତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ଦିବସ ଅବସରରେ ସମସ୍ତ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଇ ଓ ଭଉଣୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଶୁଭକାମନା । ଏହି ଅବସରରେ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଉତ୍କଳ ପ୍ରଦେଶ ଗଠନର ମହାନ୍ ସେନାନୀଙ୍କୁ ମୋର କୋଟି କୋଟି ପ୍ରଣାମ । ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଏକ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଓ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଗଠନ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ସଂକଳ୍ପ କରିବା ।
ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀ । pic.twitter.com/oBWNcLYbO2
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 1, 2021
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 1, 2021
Respecting the #COVID19 protocol we celebrated #odishaday in #Bahrain symbolically with reminisces,wishing Happy Utkal Divas to all members of our Odia Samaj and to the members of Global Odia Diaspora across the world. #ବନ୍ଦେଉତ୍କଳଜନନୀ 💐🙏#HappyUtkalDivas pic.twitter.com/W5BCnjfiaJ
— Bahrain Odia Samaj (@bahrainodias) April 1, 2021
Greetings to the people, especially from Odisha on #UtkalaDibasa, Foundation Day of the holy land of Lord Jagannath. The State, endowed with rich culture, art forms & resplendent architecture, has been contributing immensely in progress of the nation. My very best on the Day. pic.twitter.com/SRqFDy254Q
— Lok Sabha Speaker (@loksabhaspeaker) April 1, 2021
Leading Odia music channel Tarang Music released a song 'Sundara Mo Odisha Bhuin' on Utkal Divas. The song has been written by Lalit Narayan Rath while the music has been given by Pabitra Pattanaik and directed by Lubun Tubun.
A bunch of leading male and female singers of Odia film industry including Bishnu Kabi, Swayam Padhi, Satyajeet, Sashank, Tarique Aziz, M Basudev, Antara, Sohini, Arpita, Lopamudra, Sweta Mishra and Jagruti have lend their voice for the song.
Extending his best wishes to the creative team of the song, Governor Ganeshi Lal said, "The song is related to Odisha's culture and tradition and it is a praiseworthy endeavour by music director, lyricist, singers and Tarang Music. I extend my best wishes to them."
On this day in 1936, Odisha became a separate province out of Bihar and Orissa Province with addition of Koraput and Ganjam from the Madras Presidency under British rule on a linguistic basis.
The main revolution for a separate identity of the State continued for three decades from the very day of formation of Utkal Sammilani in 1903 that led to the foundation of a separate Odisha Province around a decade before India achieved Independence from the British colonization.
The historic movement earned leaders including Utkala Gouraba Madhusudan Das, Utkala mani Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja SriRam Chandra Bhanj Deo, Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandita Nilakantha Das, Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher and many others legendary status in the history of Odisha.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)