Ratha Jatra to be held like last year


Swadesh Vichar-Bhubaneswari (10/06) : Like last year, the world famous Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath will be held in Puri sans devotees in adherence to all COVID-19 safety norms. However, the annual festival has been cancelled in all other parts of the state. Rituals relating to Ratha Jatra may be performed in temple premises. Informing this, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena today said the car festival will be held in accordance to the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court. Servitors having final COVID-19 vaccination certificate or found negative in RT-PCR test done withing 48 hours before the festival will be permitted to participate in the festival.


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