Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the people on the eve of Rath Yatra. In his message, Mr Naidu said, Lord Jagannath’s Puri Rath Yatra is one of the most revered and much awaited festivals for devotees from Odisha and across India. He said, it symbolises the country’s plural and inclusive ethos and holds immense spiritual significance for the participants.
As India and the rest of the world are passing through an unprecedented situation due to Covid-19, the Vice President appealed to everyone to celebrate Rath Yatra festival with utmost care by adhering to Covid safety norms. He expressed hope that the pious and noble ideals associated with Rath Yatra enrich our lives with peace, harmony, health and happiness.