Odisha govt bans picnic across State in January

Bhubaneswar: While issuing guidelines for the month of January, the Odisha government today stated picnic in parks, nature clubs, beaches and other picnic spots will not be allowed.

The Special Relief Commissioner’s Office that issued the guidelines for January also mentioned no educational institutions will organize excursions and picnics till end of the month. Also, cultural and dance programmes will not be allowed in hotels, parks, malls, convention centres and kalyan mandaps.

Annual day celebration and anniversary on the pretext of any reason is also prohibited, the SRC office stated adding that all social and religious gatherings shall remain prohibited.

“Political gatherings should be limited not more than 100 persons with full compliance to Covid protocols,” the guideline read.

Exhibitions, trade fairs, expos, melas, will also remain prohibited. However, official events may be allowed with prior approval of Government.

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