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Utkal Divas also called Orissa day is being celebrated on April 1st today

Utkal Divas also called Orissa day is celebrated on April 1st today. Utkal Divas is celebrated to mark the formation of Odhisa province (Orissa state now) during British rule. The Odisha province was formed on basis on linguistic pattern of people in the area on April 1, 1936. This is major state level day for Orissa. Now with the changes in name of Odhisa to Orissa, it is also called ad Orissa day.

Orissa was formed after after a long struggle of around 350 years. The last Hindu ruler of the Odhisa was Mukunda Dev. Utkal Sammilani lead by Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandit Nilakantha Das, Bhubanananda Das and many others played a key role in the formation of Odhisa state.

Sir John Austin Hubbak was the first Governor of Orissa Province. The main language in the state is Orian, Hindi and English. The state is located in South East India.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil has expressed their wishes for the people of Orissa on Odhisa day. Chief Minister Naveen patnaik has also wished his state people on Orissa day.

Tags: Utkal Divas April 1, Orissa day, Odisha day


utkal divas
i wished my friend from orisa a utkal divas by sending this msg. i am very proud to inform my friend my wishes. with out this i would have not known what utkal divas is. thank you....
Posted by rubenjohson88
Aamo Odisha, Aamo Swavimaan ra Pratika
Mo samasta Odisha baasi nku Utkala Divasa ra Hardhika Suvechha O' Avinandana... I wish to all My Citizen of Odisha Happy Utkala Divasa.
Posted by Manas R. Acharya
Utkal Divas ra harsika abhinandana.... Does not matter how you comment, it matters by your work. So keep working for the development of ODISHA.
Posted by dipteswar patro
odisha day
I love my janmabhumi(odisha)
Posted by Rajeeb patra
My motherland Odisha.
Odisha is my motherland where I took my first breath saw the beauty of nature.Studied at Bhubaneswar and worked here for 36 years 8 months and just retired from government service on 31.03.2011 the day before Utkal Deevas.Bande Utkala Janani.
Posted by Tribhubanjit Mukherjee