General people coming under the aegis of Bhanjasena Dal have begun staging protests at different heritage sites across the district to press for Government support for development of monuments, temples and other historic structures, according to information.
“The State Government has provided financial support to heritage sites in many districts. Though we have urged for such aid for development of historic places in Mayurbhanj district, the State Government has paid deaf ears to our demand only. Thus, we have been forced to take to the streets,” said agitating Bhanjasena members.
Today, the Bhanjasena staged a massive protest at the Baba Kakhuria Baidyanath Pitha at Manitree under Badasahi block in the district.
The activists, who are mostly apolitical, said they would intensify agitation if the State Government doesn’t provide support for upkeep and development of monuments and heritage sites in the district soon.