Pradhan conveyed best wishes to all Odia brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion. He paid all respects to all legendaries who created the special State of Odisha. Offering prayers to Lord Jagannath, he called upon all Odisha people to make a resolution for a healthy and prosperous Odisha on this occasion.
He too remembered contributions of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das, Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, Parala King Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Fakir Mohan Senpati and Harekrushna Mahatab for making the special State, Odisha on the basis of language.
He too remembered the glorious trading and sculpture and art history of the State. “We are proud of our glorious past,” he said.
Stating that the nature has given its best to Odisha, Pradhan called upon all Odisha people to resolute to make Odisha the most developed State.
“Bande Utkal Janani” was sung by all attendees on the Hooghly riverbank.
It may be noted that Pradhan is currently in West Bengal for campaigning in favour of his party BJP in the ongoing Assembly elections being held there.