Puri: Gajapati Maharaja of Puri Dibyasingh Deb on Saturday welcomed the Odisha government’s decision to launch a Rs 500 crore mega plan for transforming Puri into a world-class heritage city.
Briefing mediapersons here, he said that while implementing the projects, the state government should, however, keep in mind the culture and tradition of the pilgrim city.
“The Jagannath temple and the Shreekhektra is one of the most sacred religious places for the Hindus in the country and the announcement by the state government for the holistic development of the historic town is praiseworthy. But I should say that the government should carry on these developmental projects while keeping the spiritual, religious, cultural heritage and tradition of the city intact. I request the people to cooperate with the government in its noble initiative,” the Gajapati Maharaja said.