By Avilash Panigrhi, Bhubaneswar: Christmas is here and the atmosphere is full of happiness! The entire world is submerged in celebrations and people are busy wishing their near and dear ones. Amidst all the festive cheers, Odia Netigens have flooded Twitter with their wishes.
Christmas majorly observed by Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. However, over the years it has become a secular festival with people following different religions observing the day. According to The Bible, Jesus was born to Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, Jerusalem.
On the eve of Christmas, noted politicians including Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik, PCC President Niranjan Patnaik, leader of opposition in state assembly Narasingh Mishra, Central Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, State Cabinet Minister Pratap Jena and Surjya Narayan Patro, Founder of KIIS and Rajya Sabha MP Achyuta Samanta among others took to their twitter to share pictures, videos and wish their fans.
On the joyous occasion of Christmas, many noted personality from Odisha including revered sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik, Hockey Legend Dilip Tirkey, Bollywood Singer Sona Mohapatra, Cricketer Pragyan Ojha, Ollywood actor turned politician Akash Das Mohapatra have taken to the micro blogging site Twitter to wish their fans ‘Merry Christmas’.
Here are some of the special tweets.