1st Thursday of Margasira month to be observed as Mandia Divas in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The first Thursday of the Odia month of Margasira will be celebrated as ‘Mandia Divas’ or ‘Millets Divas’, Millets Day in Odisha. Arabinda K Padhee, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Government of Odisha, informed this in a tweet on his official address on Friday.

Padhee took to Twitter and announced Millets Day in Odia language, which means the following: On the recommendation of the Chief Minister (of Odisha), the upcoming first Thursday of the month of Margasira, which will fall on November 10 this year, has been decided to be observed as ‘Mandia Divas’. The aim of this initiative is to promote healthy and nutritious foods.

It should be noted that Goddess Lakshmi Puja or Manabasa Gurubar is observed on all Thursdays in the month of Margasira in Odisha. Goddess Laxmi is also known as Annapurna who provides food. And observing a day related to healthy eating on such a day is certainly a good initiative.

Millet is a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and numerous dietary minerals, especially manganese.

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