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Odisha Foundation Day celebrated at Raj Bhavan Kohima

By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2024 8:54 pm
La. Ganesan with Raj Bhavan officials and members of Oriya Samaj in Kohima on Monday.

DIMAPUR — The Odisha State Foundation Day was celebrated at Raj Bhavan Kohima, on April 1.

According to a press release from Raj Bhavan, Governor La. Ganesan, while addressing the gathering, remarked that the celebration marked not only the state foundation day of Odisha but also embodied the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’.

“It is a momentous occasion that brings us together, transcending geographical boundaries and binding us on a common platform of cultural heritage and mutual respect,” he said.

Also being the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the governor, extending warm wishes to everyone, said that Guru Tegh Bahadur remains an enduring and much respected symbol of courage, spiritual integrity and sacrifice.

Elaborating on Odisha, the governor said that, with its glorious past, vibrant culture, and rich traditions, it holds a special place in the mosaic of Indian diversity. He noted that from the architectural marvels like the Sun Temple at Konark to the serene beauty of Chilika Lake, from the sacred Jagannath Temple in Puri to the craftsmanship of the Ikat weaves, Odisha’s contributions to the nation’s richness and diversity are immense and invaluable.

“As we celebrate this day, let us remember the undying spirit of the people of Odisha, their resilience in the face of adversities, and their unparalleled contribution to art, culture, and the freedom struggle of our great nation. Their journey is a testament to the strength and spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, embodying unity in diversity,” he added.

On the connection between Odisha and Nagaland, the governor remarked that the two states are geographically distant yet close in spirit. He also lauded the Odia community in Nagaland for their steadfastness in preserving their cultural heritage.

He underscored their pivotal contribution to the diverse cultural fabric of Nagaland, urging all to embrace this opportunity for mutual learning and celebration, thereby reinforcing unity amidst diversity.

Earlier, the opening remarks were given by Mhomo Tungoe, Joint Secretary to the Governor. Following this, Dr. Rajesh Tati, Secretary of the Hindu Seva Samiti, Dimapur, and Advisor to the Oriya Samaj, Kohima, delivered a speech on the state of Odisha.

Short speeches were also delivered by Kabiray Altia, President of the Oriya Samaj, Kohima; Prabhakar, Advisor to the Oriya Samaj, Kohima; and R C Panda, member of the Oriya Samaj, Kohima.

By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2024 8:54:18 pm
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