Puri: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das, accompanied by his wife, visited Shree Jagannath temple here.
Mr.Das offered prayers to Lord Jagannath and his sibling deities in the main temple and then visited a few sub-shrines including Maa Mahalaxmi, Maa Bimala and Bata Ganesh in the Shree Jagannath temple complex, officials said.
Speaking to media persons in Puri, the RBI Governor said: “I am visiting the temple after almost six years. I and my wife feel fortunate to have had darshan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Mata Subhadra.”
The country had to go through a very rough phase due to the Covid-19 pandemic and now all feel that the pandemic is at its last stage, he said, adding, “We hope that the entire country will overcome the situation with the blessing of Lord Jagannath.”
Mr.Das, a Top Mandarin, superannuated as a Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, was appointed as RBI Governor in 2018.
He was also a Member of Fifteenth Finance Commission, before he was appointed as RBI Chief.
And recently, his tenure as RBI Guv has been extended by three years. He is the first Odia to be appointed to the top post in the Reserve Bank of India.