Bhubaneswar: President of India Pranab Mukherjee has accepted a proposal to rename Jagannath Pitha Puri to ‘Jagannath Puri’.
The Rashtrapati Bhawan has issued letter to the Government of Odisha to take necessary steps in this regard.
Several social organizations have been demanding the renaming of Puri after Lord Jagannath ahead of the Nabakalebara festivities next year in various forums.
Many conscious citizens of Odisha had also written letters to the President requesting his sincere consideration. The President known for his devotion for Lord Jagannath had referred the petitions to concerned departments in the Union Government.
After due consideration President’s letter with culture department at centre it has landed with state Govt.. Now the state Government has will be taking a decision.