Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik turned 75 today and heart-warming wishes poured in from all quarters for the leader to make his day special.
Though, no celebration will take place on the special occasion in view of COVId-19 pandemic, the leaders across the party lines greeted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Supremeo on social media for his long and healthy life.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his wish on Patnaik’s birthday.
Birthday greetings to Odisha CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji. Praying for his long and healthy life. @Naveen_Odisha
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2020
The Prime Minister also wished him over telephone on his birthday.
Union Petroleum & Natural Gas; Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan greeted him on Twitter on his birthday.
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ @Naveen_Odisha ଜୀଙ୍କୁ ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ । ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଦୀର୍ଘାୟୁ ରଖନ୍ତୁ । ଆପଣଙ୍କ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଓ ନୀରାମୟ ଜୀବନ କାମନା କରୁଛି ।
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 16, 2020
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik conveyed his wish through sand sculpture. Creating a sand art displaying image of Naveen Patnaik, he greeted the leader.
Besides, the social media was filled with warm wishes for Patnaik by union ministers Pratap Sarangi, Arjun Munda and Som Parkash, Lok Sabha member Jual Oram, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Jharkhand Cabinet Minister Joba Majhi and entrepreneur Naveen Jindal.
Here’re tweets by the leaders for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik:
ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଶୁଭକାମନା ନବୀନ ବାବୁ । ମହାପ୍ରଭୂ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ଚଲାପଥ କୁସୁମିତ କରିବା ସହ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଦୀର୍ଘାୟୁ କରନ୍ତୁ ।@Naveen_Odisha
— Pratap Sarangi (@pcsarangi) October 16, 2020
— Arjun Munda (@MundaArjun) October 16, 2020
— Jual Oram (@jualoram) October 16, 2020
Happy Birthday, Naveen Patnaik @Naveen_Odisha, Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha. I wish you happiness, good health and long life.
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) October 16, 2020
— Som Parkash (@SomParkashBJP) October 16, 2020
— Joba Majhi (@JobaMajhi) October 16, 2020
Warm Birthday greetings to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri #NaveenPatnaik.
— Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) October 16, 2020
Yesterday, Patnaik had announced that he will not celebrate his birthday this year on account of spread of COVID-19 infection. He urged his well-wishers to help to poor and donate plasma for COVID-19 patients instead of rushing to Naveen Niwas to wish him on his birthday.