Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has extended hearty greetings of Pola Tihaar to people of the state. He said that Pola Tihaar of Chhattisgarh is associated to agricultural activities in the state. It is our cultural heritage and tradition to show respect to cattle for helping in farming. Food grains and utensils used for having food are also shown respect. On this day, delicacies such as thethri, khurmi etc are made, buffaloes and 'jata-pora' are worshipped and people pray for prosperity, abundance of foodgrains, security of family friends and cattle. People symbolically worship clay figurines of cattle and utensils, which are given to children as toys to play with. Baghel said that this festival is an amazing way to keep children connected to the traditions and culture.