Bhubaneswar: The Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Rath Yatra, designed to protect the Jagannath culture in the State covered Bhadrakh and Balasore districts today. The rath which resumed its journey on second day from Chandikhole in Jajpur district, would stay in Udala of Maurbhanj district today before starting its onward journey for Baripada on Thursday.
A motorcycle rally was taken out in Chandikhole today morning in which large number of BJP activists took part and raised slogans to protect the century-old Odia culture and traditions. A protest meeting was also organized near the collectorate to mark the occasion.
Before starting its journey for Nilagiri in Balasore district, the rath was taken through Simulia, Soro, Jamujhadi and markona where it received rousing welcome by the people.