Puri, Nov 1: The newly appointed Governor of Odisha on Wednesday visited Puri and offered prayer to Lord Jagannath and his siblings in Srimandir.
Das was sworn-in as the Governer of Odisha on October 31 (Tuesday). After reaching Puri, he was welcomed by Puri additional Collector Pradeep Kumar Sahu, SP Kanwar Vishal Singh and servitors. He was also offered a Khandua Pata in front of Singhadwara ( Lion’s gate) of Srimandir.
Earlier on Monday, Das had also visted Srimadir and sought the blessings of the sibling deities.
“I feel extremely happy to get a chance to serve the people of Odisha. Today I took the blessing of Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of the people of the state. I prayed to the Lord for the people and my priority would be to serve the people of the state. Lord Jagannath has brought me here to serve the people and I assure that the doors of Raj Bhawan will always remain open for the people of the state”, said Das on Monday.