Berhampur, May 30 (LocalWire): Thousands of people, mostly the traders in Silk City made a human chain while maintaining social distancing in order to sing Bande Utkala Janani at sharp 5.30 pm on Saturday to honour the frontline workers who are fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Organised by Ganjam Chamber of Commerce and other associate members, the human chain was formed from Bada Bazar to Old Bus-stand area-about one and half kilometers long on either side of the roads.
In order to maintain social distancing, ribbons were provided to the people so that they could hold them and not each other’s hands. Every participant was seen wearing a mask.
“We had requested all the traders in the city to participate in the human chain and sing the Bande Utkal Janani to honour the frontline activists who are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, following the call given by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik,” said J. Suresh of GCC.
Besides the traders, several others, including police personnel, officials and common people have also sang the song to honour the frontline workers.
In the institutional quarantine centers in Ganjam district, all inmates were seen to have participated in the singing.
At Paralakhemundi, the district headquarter town of Gajapati district, a CD of Bande Utkala Janani was unveiled by district collector Anupam Saha.
Among others, SP of Gajapati, Sarah Sharma sang the song. Earlier, Sharma had sung other songs to create awareness among the people about stopping the spread of Covid-19.
After the singing of the song, the district administration felicitated several frontline workers.