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Odisha’s Chuktia Bhunjia couple in Republic Day celebrations at Delhi

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Odisha's Chuktia Bhunjia couple in Republic Day celebrations at Delhi

By Express News Service

NUAPADA:  A wave of enthusiasm swept the Chuktia Bhunjia group of Nuapada, after a pair from the tribe was invited to attend the Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi. The invitees are 60-year-old Bhujabal Majhi and his spouse Kunjibai (55). They left for the celebrations on Sunday.

While yearly, representatives from a very weak tribal group (PVTG) are invited as friends for Republic day celebrations, Chuktia Bhunjia group was chosen for this yr. The tribal group is confined completely to the Sunabeda hills positioned in ecologically-secluded areas due to which the tribe is commonly separated from different communities.

District collector Hemakant Say mentioned, “As per the communication received from the Central Government, we were supposed to send a male and a female from the selected PVTG. The Chuktia Bhunjia couple was accordingly selected on a general consensus. They will be visiting several other places over a period of three days apart from attending the Republic Day celebrations.”

Prior to the couple’s departure, the group members carried out some conventional rituals so as to congratulate and want them a protected journey. Special officer of Chuktia Bhunjia Development Agency (CBDA) Himanshu Mahapatra coordinated all of the preparations for his or her journey.

The couple was additionally administered with their second dose of Covid vaccine which was pending until date. As per their custom, the couple will journey barefoot all through their journey. Official sources mentioned they are going to almost definitely meet President Droupadi Murmu throughout its go to to New Delhi. 
 

NUAPADA:  A wave of enthusiasm swept the Chuktia Bhunjia group of Nuapada, after a pair from the tribe was invited to attend the Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi. The invitees are 60-year-old Bhujabal Majhi and his spouse Kunjibai (55). They left for the celebrations on Sunday.

While yearly, representatives from a very weak tribal group (PVTG) are invited as friends for Republic day celebrations, Chuktia Bhunjia group was chosen for this yr. The tribal group is confined completely to the Sunabeda hills positioned in ecologically-secluded areas due to which the tribe is commonly separated from different communities.

District collector Hemakant Say mentioned, “As per the communication received from the Central Government, we were supposed to send a male and a female from the selected PVTG. The Chuktia Bhunjia couple was accordingly selected on a general consensus. They will be visiting several other places over a period of three days apart from attending the Republic Day celebrations.”

Prior to the couple’s departure, the group members carried out some conventional rituals so as to congratulate and want them a protected journey. Special officer of Chuktia Bhunjia Development Agency (CBDA) Himanshu Mahapatra coordinated all of the preparations for his or her journey.

The couple was additionally administered with their second dose of Covid vaccine which was pending until date. As per their custom, the couple will journey barefoot all through their journey. Official sources mentioned they are going to almost definitely meet President Droupadi Murmu throughout its go to to New Delhi.