No Khandagiri Mela This year: BMC

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Bhubaneswar, 9/2 (AO Bureau): In a major announcement,  Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC)  announced that the Khandagiri Mela 2021 will not be held this year.

The notification of BMC said “Traditionally the Magha Saptami Mela is organized at Khanadgiri every year with much fanfare. Orchestra, Opera Shows, etc and one writ petition No WP( c) was filed at Hon’ble High court to consider fixing of 12 days from Magha Saptami for celebration each year, to which Hon’ble High Court has disposed of the petition with a direction to authority to take a decision on the representation within three months from the date of production of authenticated copy of the order by the petitioner,”

The notification added “As per order No 480/R&DM(DM) dated 30-01-2021, Govt has stipulated organization of such fairs subject to conditions of adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols,”

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