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Durga Puja Celebration In Odisha’s Twin City This Year with low key

Bhubaneswar: There will be no ‘Ravana Podi’ and procession for the immersion of Goddess Durga idol during the Durga Puja celebration this year. A decision was taken during a discussion between puja committees of twin city and the Commissionerate of Police here today.

Unanimously it was decided during the meeting that the idol of Goddess Durga will be worshipped at puja pandals closed from all sides. No visitor will be allowed to pay obeisance to the Goddess at pandals. A detailed guideline will be issued by the Commissionerate of Police in a few days, informed Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi after the meeting.

Besides, the puja pandals will be allowed to set up idols not more than 4-5 feet. No decoration and lightning of the pandal will be permitted. Only 10 members of each puja committee will be allowed to participate in the puja at pandals.

The necessary rituals of the Goddess will be performed. The puja committees will conduct the puja at pandals while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines, said Dilip Mohanty, Secretary of Bhubaneswar Immersion Committee.

Minister Ashok Panda who was present during the meeting said there are restrictions of decoration and immersion procession.

This year the Durga Puja will begin from October 22.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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