CM wishes people on ‘Nuakhai’ in “Sambalpuri”

KalingaTV News Network

Naveen on NuakhaiBhubaneswar: In a gesture aimed at winning the hearts and minds of people, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday used ‘Sambalpuri’ language to wish the people of western Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai, the premier agrarian festival in the region.

In his message on Nuakhai , published in leading newspapers in the state, the Chief Minister wished the  people of western Odisha, saying  — Nuakhi Juahar (Namaskar) to all the brothers and sisters of Western Odisha. May Maa Samaleswari bless you, your children and family members for your happiness.”  He also wished for good agriculture and business on this occasion.

Patnaik also tweeted in Sambalpuri language to wish the people of Western Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai.

The agrarian festival Nuakhai is being celebrated today with fervour and great enthusiasm. ‘Nabanna’ or rice made out of newly-harvested paddy crop was offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur this morning.

Nuakhai is celebrated every year on the Bhadraba Shukla Pakhya Panchami Tithi Kanya Langa of Odia calendar year or the 5th day of the waxing phase of moon in the 6th month of the year under Virgo Ascendant.

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