Balasore, Oct 20: The coronavirus pandemic has impacted each one of us in some way or the other. Many of us are stuck due to no work and lack of financial security. Coronavirus outbreak has left the Jatra actor and actress in Odisha reeling and hundreds of the artists and technicians bore the brunt of it as their livelihoods were abruptly taken from them.
The government has allowed cinema hall and theatre to be functional with conditions, however, the Jatra is yet to get government nod to be opened.
The jatra owners and actors in Balasore today met Odisha Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi and requested him to permit jatra to open. They also submitted a memorandum to the minister.
However, the minister has not given any assurance as the Code of Conduct for Balasore Sadar by-election is in effect.