Odisha govt declares two-day holiday for Rath Yatra 2024

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 02, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, July 2: Odisha government on Tuesday declared July 7 and July 8 as holidays for the world-famous Rath Yatra.

This was decided in the review meeting at Puri Town Hall presided over by Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi. 

Seeking the cooperation of all the servitors, administration, various social organizations, and local people for the smooth conduct of the annual Rath Yatra, Majhi said, "Tribals are the original servants of Lord Jagannath and as a tribal, I am fully devoted to the Lord."

He further added that Lord Jagannath represents the identity of the Odia people and that the Rath Yatra is a significant religious and spiritual festival for the world. 

"Lakhs of devotees from around the world are expected to gather in Puri, so it is our responsibility to ensure that the car festival is conducted smoothly," the Chief Minister said. 

He appealed to everyone to take responsibility and celebrate it with utmost determination.

Majhi expressed hope that the Rath Yatra will be completed smoothly with everyone's cooperation. He also conveyed his confidence that the people of Puri, the servitors of Lord Jagannath, the administration, and the police will manage this world-famous Rath Yatra seamlessly.

Deputy Chief Ministers Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Pravati Parida, Law Minister Prithviraj Harichandan, MLAs, Chief Secretary Manoj Ahuja, senior administrative officers and servitors of Srimandir were among others present at the meeting.

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