After all the protests made, the supreme court tried had to stay rath yatra in the state of Odisha to avoid huge crowd gathering. with too much pressure from the state politics, the sc had to halt the stay and had to agitate few restrictions for the chariot festival to forego.
WHAT TEMPLE AUTHORITY PROMISED?
There were protests made comparing with other local businesses, promises made for good sanitation equipment, medical checkups, social distancing, all these went in vain, masking faces was the only good deed they could do, the city was flooded with a sea of people to participate in rath yatra. nor the temple Seva Samithi maintained good ethics considering the restrictions made by the supreme court, neither the people.
WHO TO BE BLAMED?
This was an avoidable panic situation, maybe masking faces had masked their minds as such. The crowd was huge, again there are high chances of community spread of the virus, we are lacking facilities already, but we still seek help from the government with such chaos and blame them.
No proper distance was maintained, officials report those who are into Seva Samithi, are tested COVID -ve, but what about the crowd.
It’s not about this holy festival, would lord Jagannatha Swamy who made all of us to live long forgive us for risking our lives doing so.
It is high time we have to set boundaries, life is precious and serve the needy, the real spiritual blessings come from them.