Bhubaneswar, June 11: The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Shree Jagannath in Puri might be held this yr and servitors who’ve acquired vaccine photographs and take a look at adverse for Covid-19 might be allowed to attend rituals.
This would be the second yr in a row when the devotees is not going to be allowed to attend the celebrations due to second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Announcing the choice Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Pradeep K Jena on Thursday stated that the Supreme Court’s tips, which had been issued final yr on conducting the Rath Yatra might be adopted this yr too.
However, the state authorities has restricted the Rath Yatra to different locations in the state however the rituals might be allowed to carry out in the temples with none gathering.
“Only selective people having 48 hrs RT-PCR negative report or those who have fully Vaccinated will be allowed to pull the chariots of the holy siblings and each Chariot will be pulled by not more than 500 persons, Similarly Only COVID-19 negative and fully Vaccinated Servitors will be allowed to perform the rituals”
Similar standards have additionally been adopted by the police private and officers might be deployed to conduct the Rath Yatra.
The Supreme Court on July 22, 2020, modified its earlier order and allowed the annual Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha’s Puri to be held with the coordination of the Temple committee, State and Central authorities with out compromising with the well being difficulty pertaining to COVID-19.
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