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first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished people on the occasion of Ulta Rath Yatra (return journey) on Sunday.Thousands of people joined the ceremony when the chariot returned from Brigade Parade Ground to the temple on Albert Road. In a tweet on Sunday, the Chief Minister said: “Heartiest greetings to all on the occasion of Ulta Rath Yatra”.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had inaugurated the Rath Yatra festival organised by ISKCON on July 14. She had pulled the rope and marked the beginning of the festival. She had said: “Religion is personal but people from every faith take part in the festival of peace and harmony.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe chariot of ISKCON has stayed at Brigade Parade Ground since July 14, where thousands of people visited to offer prayers to Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra. There was a fair at the grounds on the eve of Rath Yatra. Various cultural programmes were also organised in the past seven days.On Sunday, the festival of Ulta Rath Yatra (return journey) took place. The chariot was brought back to the temple through Outram Road near Park Street Metro, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Dorina Crossing, S N Banerjee Road, Moulali Crossing, CIT Road, Suhrawardy Avenue, Park Circus Seven Point Crossing, Shakespeare Sarani and Hungerford Street. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe police made an elaborate arrangement to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the festival and equal stress was given on traffic management.”There was not as much pressure on Sunday as weekdays. But there was necessary arrangement in place to ensure that no one faces any inconvenience,” said a police officer.The festival of Ulta Rath has also taken place in many parts of the state. Thousands of people have joined the festival at Mahesh in Hooghly.last_img

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