Odisha Day or Utkal Day: 1 April

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Odisha Day or Utkal Day: 1 April

Odisha Day or Utkala Divas is celebrated on 1st April and this day is significant for the people of Odisha as it marks the formation of the state on 1st April, 1936.

An Overview of the News

  • Odisha has its 88th foundation day on 1st April 2023.

  • The state celebrates the day with cultural programmes, parades and flag-hoisting ceremonies.

  • The event provides an opportunity for the people of Odisha to come together and celebrate their cultural heritage and the progress made by the state.

  • The Jagannath Puri Temple and the Sun Temple at Konark are popular tourist attractions in the state.

About Odisha

Capital- Bhubaneswar

Governor- Ganeshi Lal

Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik

  • In 1803, the British East India Company took over Odisha.

  • In 1827, the Orissa Medical School was established.

  • In 1876, the formation of the political organisation Utkal Sabha.

  • In 1936, Odisha became a separate state.

  • In 1950, the Jagannath Temple Act was passed.

  • In 2019, Odisha became India's first "open defecation free" state.

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