Khandagiri Mela & Jatra To Be Held In Bhubaneswar After 2 Years; Know Dates & BMC Norms
Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to allow Khandagiri Mela and Jatra (open air theatre) after a gap of 2 years.
According to sources, the BMC took the decision at a high-level meeting chaired by Bhubaneswar mayor Sulochana Das on Saturday. As per the decision, the Khandagiri Mela will open on January 28 and continue till February 10.
Similarly, curtains will go up on Khandagiri Jatra on January 30. The BMC has decided to allow 5 theatre troupes to participate in the Jatra which would also go on till February 10, the sources said.
The municipal authorities have set certain guidelines for the organisers for staging the Jatra. While no loud-speakers would be allowed during the show, the troupes have been told not to use script and dialogues that will hurt the sentiments of any section of the society or community.