Kendrapada: After visuals from Ganjam shook the internet, another set of visuals have gone viral from Kendrapada which are a testimony of blatant violation of Odisha Government’s COVID-19 regulations.
The visuals are from June 27 when a huge number of people gathered at Balabhadrapur of Pattamundai block in Kendrapada district.
A temple was being inaugurated and the congregation was there to participate in the celebrations including a feast. All social distancing norms were forgotten by organisers and the participants.
A few days ago, visuals from Ganjam’s Polasara had gone viral which showed a congregation of over 500 people for the inauguration of a Hanuman Temple. Naib Sarpanch Krushnachandra Jena had been accused of organising the huge ceremony and defying norms.
Taking quick action, the State Government suspended Naib Sarpanch Jena. Also, 11 people, including Jena, were arrested for violating social distancing norms.