Saswat Singhdeo

Puri: The office bearers of the Daitapati Nijog of Puri Srimandir were elected today. While Rabindra Das Mohapatra has been elected president, Surya Narayan Swain was nominated vice-president. Durga Prasad Das Mohapatra and Amit Kumar Das have been elected secretary, associate secretary of the nijog, respectively. Similarly, Chandrasekhar Das Mohapatra has been elected as the treasurer.

The president and secretary-elect of the Nijog have said that emphasis will be laid on the overall development of the Nijog, smooth conduct of Lord Jagannath's rituals and Rath Yatra.

"We will work according to the age-old traditions of Lord Jagannath. We believe that lord's blessing is on us. We will give our best while performing our duties," new president of the Daitapati Nijog, Rabindra Das Mohapatra said.

Daitapati Nijog secretary, Durga Das Mohapatra said, "It is the beginning of a new chapter. We will try our best to meet the expectations of those who selected us."