Bhubaneswar: Political leaders cutting across party lines wished Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his birthday today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders took to Twitter and greeted Patnaik on the occasion.
ଓଡିଶାର ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ ନବୀନ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକଜୀଙ୍କୁ ଜନ୍ମ ଦିନର ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା । ତାଙ୍କର ଦୀର୍ଘ ଓ ନିରାମୟ ଜୀବନ କାମନା କରୁଛି ।
Greetings to Odisha’s CM Shri Naveen Patnaik Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life. @Naveen_Odisha
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2019
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ @Naveen_Odisha ଙ୍କୁ ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା। ମହାପ୍ରଭୁ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଦୀର୍ଘାୟୁ କରିବା ସହ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଓ ନୀରାମୟ ଜୀବନ ଦିଅନ୍ତୁ ।
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 16, 2019
ଜନ୍ମଦିନର ହାର୍ଦ୍ଦିକ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଓ ଶୁଭକାମନା ନବୀନ ବାବୁ । ପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ଚଲାପଥ କୁସୁମିତ କରିବା ସହ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଦୀର୍ଘାୟୁ କରନ୍ତୁ ।@Naveen_Odisha
— Pratap Sarangi (@pcsarangi) October 16, 2019
Birthday greetings to Naveen babu (@Naveen_Odisha). Wishing you good health and happiness
নবীন বাবু (পট্টনায়ক) কে জন্মদিনের অনেক শুভেচ্ছা। ওনার সুস্বাস্থ্য ও দীর্ঘায়ু কামনা করি
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) October 16, 2019
Ace Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand also wished the CM on his birthday.
— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) October 16, 2019
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik sculpted a sand art to wish the Chief Minister.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) October 16, 2019
Naveen, who turned 74 today, will not celebrate his birthday in view of cyclone FANI that caused massive damage in the state in May this year. “This year, cyclone Fani has caused a lot of damages. In view of that I have decided not to celebrate my birthday,” he said in a statement issued from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
The Chief Minister urged the well-wishers and party workers to visit orphanages and schools meant for disabled children instead of coming to wish him at Naveen Niwas. “Not just my birthday, you should visit such places on all your memorable days,” he added.
Patnaik also expressed his happiness for the blood donation programme scheduled to be held all over the state on his birthday.