Ratna Bhandar Committee Meeting underway in Puri, decision on opening likely today

Puri: The Ratna Bhandar Committee meeting is underway in Puri today, decision likely on opening of the treasure trove of Lord Jagannath.

“I am to intimate you that the meeting of High Level Committee constituted to supervise the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee in carrying out the inventorization of valuables including jewelleries stored in the Ratna Bhandar of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri is scheduled to be held on dt.9.7.2024 at 10.00 AM in the Conference Hall of Shree Jagannath Temple Office, Puri,” read the letter.

“I would, therefore, request you to kindly make it convenient to attend the aforesaid meeting on the date, time and venue fixed, ” further read the letter issued in the hand and seal of Administrator Shree Jagannath Temple Puri.

As per reports, the high level committee formed will work under the chairmanship of Justice Biswanath Rath to take a decision on the opening of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar. Meanwhile, the list of 16 committee members has been published. Here is the list of members who constitute the committee which consists of eminent persons from various fields such as: Dr. CBK Mohanty, Chartered Accountant Rajeev Sahu, Jagdish Mohanty, Swami Pragyanandaji, Puri District Collector and Chief Administrator of Shrimandir are also in the committee. Harihar Hota, Padmashri Sudarshan Patnaik, Janardhan Pattjoshi Mahapatra, Jagannath Dasmahapatra, Soumendra Muduli, Madhusudan Sinhari, retired IPS Prakash Mishra, ASI representatives have also been included in the committee.

It is worth mentioning here that relating to the missing keys of Ratna Bhandar, the state government on Wednesday informed the Orissa High Court that the report submitted by Justice Raghubir Dash Commission on the missing keys of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar will be submitted before the new Cabinet soon.

The government submitted an affidavit stating that the inquiry report has been examined and it has been decided to place it before the new Cabinet. “The inquiry report shall be placed before the Cabinet at the earliest instances,” deputy secretary, Home Soumendra Patra said in the affidavit and sought four months’ time to ‘enable the state government to take further steps on the report as per the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952’.

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