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Chariot Building Begins


Krishan Kumar, Chief Administrator Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has said chariot construction for Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra, the annual car festival of the trinity scheduled to be held on 23 June, began in Puri on 6 May amid the lockdown.

 
Dr.Kumar said the construction work is underway at the 'Ratha Khala' (traditional temple workshop) located on both sides of the Grand Road in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar (Palace).

Chief Administrator said that the construction venue has been barricaded, covered with cloths as per the instruction of the administration and social distancing norms are being followed. The 'Ratha Khala' has also been declared a prohibited area.

The chariot construction is being carried out as per the lockdown guidelines, with 'maharana'(carpenter) and 'bhoi' (log transporters) servitors covering their faces with masks and maintaining social distance, said Chief Administrator.
 
Dr.Kumar said health screening of around 150 people engaged in the chariot construction would be done.
 
He said the State Government has two challenges before it — timely completion of the chariots and maintaining the health of those engaged in the construction.

 "We have proposed that the maharana and bhoi servitors should remain in the temple lodging house while engaged in the work. They should not go home, keeping in view the health of their family members. The temple will make their lodging, food and transportation arrangements," Dr.Kumar told Media after a meeting with all stakeholders.
 
Dr.Kumar said Dr.Debi Prasad Mohapatra ADPHO(FW) is designated as Laison Officer for making arrangements of checking up health of maharanas, bhoi servitors, rupkar and kumar sevaks engaged in construction of chariots for Rath Jatra 2020.
 
Dr.Mohapatra will coordinate with Administrator of SJTA and set up camps for health check up and treatment of personnel engaged in construction work of chariots. Dr.Pritish Ranjan Mohapatra AYUSH Medical Officer will assist Dr.D P Mohapatra.
 
Elaborate arrangments for healthcare of the servitors engaged in chariot making has been taken up, said a senior officer.
 
Dr.Kumar said the State Government has already received a letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs for starting the chariot construction with conditions to follow the guidelines.
 
In a letter to the State Government, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said construction of the chariots had been allowed in the 'Ratha Khala', which is situated on both sides of the Grand Road in front of the Jagannath temple office and the Sri Nahar (Palace) in Puri, subject to fulfilling of conditions.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee, headed by Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singha Deb, had also earlier appealed the State Government to allow the chariot construction work to begin.


           


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