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DJs will not be allowed during the puja celebrations in the State’s capital

Bhubaneswar10/9/19: Following a review of the preparations for Durga Puja this year, Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi today said DJs will not be allowed during the puja celebrations in the State’s capital city.

Sarangi called a meeting of senior police officials and puja committees of the city at the Police Commissionerate Building to discuss the safety and security measures and other preparations. The Durga Puja will begin from October 5. While the Mahashtami is on October 6 and Dussehra on October 8, immersion of the goddess idol will take place on October 9.

The Police Commissioner stressed on installation of CCTV cameras at prominent puja pandals as part of security arrangement. This apart, three members of each puja committee will be imparted training on security measures. The committees were also asked to install fire extinguishers at the puja pandals for safety.

He also informed that the ‘Ravana Podi’ will be held at five places in the city.

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