Vikash Sharma

People across the globe are now gearing up for Christmas celebrations. Houses to churches have been decorated and final touches are being given for the smooth conduct of the rituals associated with the birth of Jesus Christ. Many have already brought Christmas trees and gifts that they will exchange with friends and family members on the special day.

Such preparations have also reached their final leg in Odisha. Special mass prayers have been planned in churches in different parts of the state.

Elaborate arrangements for Christmas celebrations have been made across the state by respective district administrations. Similarly, security has also been tightened in different parts of the state including in Kandhamal. The district administration had also convened a crucial meeting of the peace committee ahead of Christmas celebrations.

“A discussion was held on how people can celebrate Christmas and New Year peacefully. We hope that everything will go as per plan as everybody has assured cooperation,” said Kandhamal Collector, Ashish Ishwar Patil.

On the other hand, police conducted flag march in Baliguda and Barakhama areas. The flag march was conducted by armed personnel. Already, patrolling is being conducted, and blocking and checking have been intensified in the area.

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