Magha Mela has been organized in a grand way at Joranda,
Dhenkanal. Joranda Mela is mainly celebrated by a large number of
people. Thousands of monks from different corners of India are
gathered at Joranda. The five-day Mela every year draws lakhs of
devotees from far flung areas across the State of Odisha. At the
biggest event of the Mahima sect, devotees from Assam, Andhra
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other parts of the country would
congregate to pay obeisance at the temple. This year the sacred
Mela has been kick started on 6 th Feb’2020 and will be continuing till 10 th Feb’2020.
This year, Oil Industries have taken various steps to ensure
cleanliness drive Swachha Bharat Aabhiyan. Oil Industries came
forward by providing around 30000 sq. ft. temporary resting sheds
with fans, lights, mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, mobile charging
facilities, 120 nos. of temporary toilets. Medical assistance like
doctors, nurses, medicines, free first aids and ambulances are
facilitated. Drinking water facility, four numbers standby DG set
generators and LED lighting system, etc are also provided.
Considering fire security point of view, fire extinguishers are
arranged at the control room. Oil Industries also deployed security
and cleaning personals for the maintenance of the toilets during the
The genesis of this Abhiyan under “Swachh Bharat” lay in Prime
Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to people about keeping clean our
surroundings so as to keep ourselves healthy thus contributing
towards Cleaner and Greener Environment. The promotion of
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through this Joranda Magha Mela is aimed
at instilling socio-environmental consciousness among citizens
towards the larger aim of cleanliness.
The Facilities provide by Oil Industries at Joranda Magha Mela has
been inaugurated by Baba Nityananda and Baba Raghu in the
presence of Mr. Rudra Narayan Pany Ex-MP Dhenkanal and Mr.Debi
Prasad Satapathy, GM(HR-CSR) and Mr. Debasish Palit , State
Head(RS) , BPCL, Mr. Sanjay Sharma , State Head (LPG) BPCL, Mr.
Abhaynkar Das, DGM(RS), HPCL, Mr. Bani Prasanna Mohanty GM
(RS) , IOCL and other officials from Oil Industries IOCL, BPCL, HPCL and GAIL.