Dhanu Jatra: King Kansa directs Minister Pradhan to build a cancer hospital in Bargarh

Bargarh: The demon king Kansa, who is ruling the roost in Mathurapuri of Bargarh town where the world’s biggest open-air theatre Dhanu Jatra is underway, on Tuesday directed Union PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to build a cancer hospital in the area. Pradhan was invited by Kansa to attend the Mathura Raj Darbar on Tuesday.

Expressing his pleasure over Pradhan’s presence, Kansa praised the union minister for rising from a humble farmer’s son to earn a crucial position in the central government.

The demon king advised Pradhan to ensure the farmers of the district get fair price for the paddy husk from the upcoming ethanol plant in Bargarh and also asked him focus on the welfare and development of the farming community of the State.

“Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had come to the darbar on my invitation and I have given him the responsibility to build a cancer hospital in Bargarh. I have also asked him to ensure the farmer community of the district get fair rates for the paddy husk,” informed King Kansa.

Union Minister Pradhan said, “When I visit Bargarh, stakeholders, thinkers and social activists have often raised the requirement of cancer hospital in the town. A cancer hospital is definitely needed here.”

On the other hand, people in large numbers thronged Ambapali village- the mythological Gopapura during the 11-day festival- to witness various episodes of Krisha Leela on the fifth day of Dhanu Jatra on Wednesday.