Bhadrak:21/12/20: At a time the local administrations in different districts of Odisha are considering reopening of religious places for devotees, the office of Bhadrak Collector Gyana Das today announced places of worship in the district will reopen for the public from January 3 amid COVID protocols.The Bhadrak Collectorate added servitor families will be allowed to pay obeisance to Baba Akhandalamani on December 28 and 29 whereas locals of Aradi will have darshan on December 30 and 31.
However, Akhandalamani Temple will remain closed for public on January 1 and 2, the Collectorate stated.
The management committee and head of religious institutions have been asked to furnish an undertaking before the local IIC for compliance with Covid-19 protocols before the opening of religious institutions.
Also, Tahsildar and IIC were directed to ensure enforcement of Covid-19 guidelines under direct supervision of the Sub Collector, Bhadrak.
Puri Collector Balwant Singh said the Shree Jagannath Temple will reopen on December 23.