In a display of communal harmony, a group of people, comprising of Hindus and Muslims, held hands to clean up the lanes after the ‘Bahuda Yatra’ of Lord Jagannath in Odisha’s Baripada on Monday.
The volunteers talked about the importance of cleanliness, adding that it had nothing to do with religion.
“Cleanliness doesn’t have any religion. So, we all have come together. We feel lucky to have been given this opportunity,” a volunteer told ANI.
Another volunteer said, ” In this way, we as a whole have met up. We feel fortunate to have been given this opportunity,” a volunteer told ANI.
This year in bahuda Jatra, the homecoming of the Trinity from Gundicha Temple to Srimandir on chariots concluded before scheduled time today, broke a 50-year record in history. Lakhs of devotees thronged the Puri Badadanda today to witness the sacredTrinity in their golden glory during the Suna Besha ritual.