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New Guidelines Issued For Makar Sankranti In Odisha

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New Guidelines Issued For Makar Sankranti In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Department has issued new tips in view of Makar Sankranti, 2022.
The stated Department has particularly directed that congregations, giant gatherings, social, spiritual, festivities features will stay prohibited within the State until 1 February 2022.
The  State is passing by means of a vital stage of the COVID-19 pandemic because of the resurgence ofCOVID-19 in some elements of the State and it’s essential to strictly adhere to COVID-19 safetyprotocols for containment of unfold of the an infection.
The order additional learn that, on the event of Makar Sankranti or Pongal (14.01.2022) often giant variety of folks congregate at river banks, ghats, ponds, sea shore or close to different waterbodies to take holy bathtub and performing puja.
Also Makar Mela is organized or celebrated in some districts.
It is noteworthy that, such congregations have giant potential for unfold of COVID-19 infections.
Now, due to this fact, in train of the powers conferred beneath Section 24(I) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 learn with Rule 8(1) of the Odisha Disaster Management Rules, 2010 the undersigned hereby directs following restrictions:
(i) Congregations at river banks/ ghats/ ponds/ sea shore or close to different waterbodies to take bathon the event of Nakar Sankranti/ Pongaland on the day following shall stay prohibitedthroughout the State.
(ii) Organisation / celebration Dakar Mela is strictly prohibited.
(iii) All spiritual locations/ locations of worship shall be closed for public on Makar Sankranti/Pongal/ Nakal Mela day(s). However spiritual rituals are allowed with naked minimal clergymen/servitors and workers.(iv) Religious congregations/ celebrations are strictly prohibited.
People are suggested to carry out the rituals/puja on the event of Makar Sankranti/ Pongal(14.01.2022) at residence with relations solely avoiding mass gatherings and adhering to theCOVID-19 security protocols equivalent to bodily distancing, use of face masks/ masking and handwashing/ hand sanitizer.
All the District Magistrates/ Municipal Commissioners/ Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack/ Superintendents of Police shall strictly implement the above tips.
Any individual discovered violating this order shall be punished beneath the supply of the DisasterManagement Act,2005 and different related legal guidelines.