Bhubaneswar, July 4 (LocalWire): The state government has now banned the Bol Bam yatra for this year in the light of Coronavirus threat.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) in its latest notification has ordered the imposition of the ban.
He said that the holy journey may lead to spread of the viral disease.
“The State Government do hereby order that the above religious activities and congregations remain prohibited…”
“… and the Kaudias/Bol Bom devotees are not allowed to carry water from any religious place or any other sources and also not allowed to walk on any public road and pour water in any Temples/ Shiva Temples during the Odia month of
Shravan (July/August), 2020,” the notification said.
The order also added, “…the activity is not permitted in view of the above orders of the government of lndia and the Government of Odisha and also have extensive potential of spreading COVID-1 9 pandemic.”