No function by Odisha govt on Utkala Dibasa; Guv, CM wish people

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has decided not to organise any function on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa today due to coronavirus outbreak and nationwide lockdown.

The aim of the move is to avoid congregation and prevent any possible coronavirus transmission.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished the people of the state on Utkala Dibasa, which is celebrated every year to commemorate the formation of the state on linguistic basis on April 1, 1936.

Governor Ganeshi Lal sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath for combating coronavirus in Odisha successfully. Similarly, CM Patnaik exuded confidence regarding containment of coronavirus with the cooperation of the people of the state.

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