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
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