Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Rath Yatra as he wished blessings of Lord Jagannath with good health and happiness for them. He has shared a clipping from his recent Man Ki Baat episode.
“Greetings on the special day of Rath Yatra. We pray to Lord Jagannath for his constant blessings. May we all be blessed with good health and happiness.
Sharing what I had spoken about the Rath Yatra and the importance of a Yatra in our culture during the recent #MannKiBaat.”
Rath Yatra is an annual trip of Lord Jagannath with his siblings to the house his maternal aunt. It is the day when lord Jagannath comes out to his devotees on the Grand road. Jagannath Dham puri witnesses gathering of lakhs of devotees participating in the journey, a reflection of socio-cultural-spiritual life of Odisha.
President Of India Ramnath Kovind,and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have extended their greetings to the people on the occasion.
Wishing happiness, peace, and prosperity The President has greeted the people of India on the occasion through twitter in Hindi. On the auspicious occasion of Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra, heartiest Congratualtion and good wishes to the people of India. I wish happiness; peace and prosperity transmit among the people of India, he Tweets.
Vice President M Venkiah Naidu tweets,”My heartiest greetings on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra. The Rath Yatra of Odisha, depicting the annual journey of Lord Jagannath, witnesses the coming together of the entire community in celebration of the grace and divinity of the lord.”