Odisha CS Hints At Reopening Of Religious Institutions

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday hinted at the reopening of religious institutions in different districts across Odisha.

Taking to Twitter, Tripathy informed that the State Government had earlier empowered Collectors to take local level decisions to open religious institutions for public worship after consultation with stakeholders and putting SOPs in place.

“It is understood that the process is on for opening religious institutions in different districts,” he added.

Earlier in October, the State Government had directed administrations of Puri Srimandir and other major temples under Endowment to prepare a plan of action for reopening while abiding by the existing Covid regulations.

It is worthwhile to mention that Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Chief, Krishan Kumar, on Sunday informed that the 12th-century shrine is likely to re-open for general darshan by devotees from January 3.

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