In Odisha, Nuakhai, an important agrarian festival in the State is being celebrated today. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and many other dignitaries have wished people peace, prosperity and good health. As per the customary practice, people offer the new grains of crops to the deities before their own consumption. It is also a festival of social cohesion as all the members of the family come together to celebrate Nuakhai. Many cultural programs and sporting activities are being held across the state to mark the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on the auspicious occasion of agricultural festival of Nuakhai Juhar. In a tweet today, Mr. Modi said, on Nuakhai, we laud the outstanding efforts of our industrious farmers and their role in nation building. He prayed for everyone’s good health and well-being.