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Toshali Mela From 21 January

Bhubaneswar: Pradeep Kumar Jena, Development Commissioner has stressed on Social Distancing in Toshali National Crafts Mela.

An Inter-Departmental meeting on organization of 15th Toshali national Crafts mela-2021 was held in Lok Seva Bhavan in connection with organization of the 15th Toshali National Crafts Mela.

Mr.Jena advised strict adherence of COVID-19 Protocols. The 15th Toshali National Crafts Mela will be held at Janata Maidan, Bhbaneswar  from 21 January to 4 February 2021.

Cooperation with various Departments are required for smooth organization of Toshali Mela, said Secretary, Handloom Textiles and Handicraft, Subha Sarma.

The Mela will provide greater opportunity to weavers and artisans. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, this time 250 stalls will be there in the Toshali Mela.

Discussions were made about necessary Police deployment in and around mela ground to maintain law and order.

Adequate traffic personnel will be deployed to control traffic and smooth movement of vehicles.

State Fire Officer has been requested to provide two units of Fire Brigade round the clock. Uninterrupted power supply, water supply to the fair ground, first aid, special facility for PwDs and ample media coverage will be done by respected Departments.

Additional Commissioner of Police  Rekha Lohani, BMC Commissioner  Prem Chandra Choudhary and other senior officers of various Departments were present in the meeting.