For Durga and Other Pujas Odisha Government Allows ‘Indoor-like’ Pandals

An official order stated that the Orissa state government allows different puja committees to hold Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi, Kalifa and other similar events on the Pandal in similar indoor conditions, only to observe the ceremony without public participation. An order issued by the Office of the Special Aid Commissioner on Monday and signed by Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra stated that the organizer should request the necessary permission from the District Sheriff or any other official authorized by him / her.