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Prez Murmu, PM Modi Greet People of Odisha on 'Nuakhai' Harvest Festival

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Last Updated: September 01, 2022, 11:32 IST

New Delhi, India

Nuakhai is celebrated on the next day of Ganesh Chathurthi. (Credits: AFP)

Nuakhai is celebrated on the next day of Ganesh Chathurthi. (Credits: AFP)

Nuakhai is an agrarian festival where the first crop of the field is offered to the goddess in western districts of the state and people seek blessings of elders in each household

President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai and wished that this unique festival of love, devotion and harmony brings happiness, peace and prosperity to all.

Nuakhai is an agrarian festival where the first crop of the field is offered to the goddess in western districts of the state and people seek blessings of elders in each household.

The festival is observed mostly in Sambalpur, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Deogarh and Sundergarh. “Nuakhai Juhar. On the occasion of Nuakhai, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the brothers and sisters of Odisha, especially the brothers and sisters of western Odisha. It is my sincere wish that this unique festival of love, devotion and harmony brings happiness, peace and prosperity to all," Murmu tweeted in Odia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Nuakhai Juhar. “Nuakhai Juhar! Best wishes to everyone on this special day.

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“This is an occasion to express gratitude to our hardworking farmers for their exemplary work in feeding our nation. May our society scale new heights of progress and may everyone be happy as well as healthy," Modi tweeted.

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first published:September 01, 2022, 11:32 IST
last updated:September 01, 2022, 11:32 IST