As Odisha is forerunner in the promotion of millets, it became the first state to celebrate the importance of Millets as the Government of Odisha has declared the first Thursday (November 10th 2022) of Margaisra Masa as per the Odia Calendar as Mandia Divas. (Millet Divas) popularized the benefits of Millets within the states and reached out to different regions as well with the enthusiasm and participation of the people. The Inaugural Ceremony of Celebration of “Mandia Divas” was organized in Lokseva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar Convention Hall on 10th November 2022. The occasion was marked with a video message from Hon’ble Chief Minister and inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Department with august presence of Hon’ble Minister, Mission Shakti, Hon’ble Minister, ST & SC and BC & Minority Development, Chief Advisor to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Odisha, Development Commissioner-cum-Agriculture Production Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary of Department of A&FE , Principal Secretary of Department of A&FE, Principal Secretary of Cooperation Deptt., Commissioner-cum-Secretary, ST&SC Development Deptt., Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Mission Shakti Deptt. and other dignitaries. In the Celebration, Progressive farmers, FPOs, Members from WSHGs, Officials from A&FE Deptt., NGOs and extension workers were present and awarded for their relentless contribution in making the Mission a success by far. The occasion was celebrated at both State and District level, and a special menu of Millets were served. The compendium and Brochure were released in this event.