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PROCEEDING OF THE MEETING HELD IN THE OFFICE CHAMBER OF THE SUB COLLECTOR, BERHAMPUR TO SORT OUT THE MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE SEBAYATS OF MAA BUDHI THAKURANI TEMPLE AND THE NEWLY CONSTITUTED BUDHI THAKURANI DEVELOPMENT BOARD The meeting is conducted in the office Chamber of the Sub-Collector,Berhampur at 4.30 PM on 16th October ,2011 to sort out the misunderstanding between the Sebayats of Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple and Budhi Thakurani Development Board. The meeting was presided over by the Sub-Collector, The members present in the meeting is Annexed – A. Initiating the discussions the Sub-Collector,Berhampur welcomed all the members and he wanted to know whether the Sebayats have got the confidence on him or not to sort out the misunderstanding for the fact that sub-collector himself is the President of the newly constituted Budhi Thakurani Development Board. On this the learned advocate for the Sebayats,Sri S.Ram Kumar revealed that he has full confidence on the Sub-Collector and even if the Sub-Collector is the President of the Budhi Thakurani Development Board, he will take judicious decision on the issues and apprehensions of the Sebayats in the larger interest of the Sebayats of the temple. The learned Advocate for Sebayats revealed as below. 1.The Sebayats be involved in the General Body and Executive Body of Budhi Thakurani Development Board. 2.The livelihood of the Sebayats should not be affected by the actions of BTDB. 3.There should not be any compromise on the day to day rituals of the Temple. 4.The modalities of the puja,duty days and time schedule of the Sebayats etc to be streamlined 5.Decision of the animal sacrifice in the Temple. 1. After elaborate discussions on the above points, it is resolved that five representative of the successors of five hereditary families i.e,(Damodar Gantayat,Laxman Gantayat,Govinda Gantayat,Maguni Gantayat and Kampa Gantayat) will be incorporated in the General Body and one amongst these five representative will also The learned Advocate for Sebayats is requested to finalise the list and submit the same to the Sub-Collector at the earlies so that necessary action will be taken to incorporate them in the General Body as well as Executive Body of the Development Board. 2. It is also decided that one of the rooms inside the temple will be developed and used for functioning of the Development Board Office and the sebayats can also utilized the same, if required. Sub-Collector revealed that there should be proper coordination between the Sebayats and the Executive Body members to sort out differences, it is revealed that BTDB have nothing to do with livelihood of the Sebayats and once the temple is developed they will better placed. 3. Sub-Coillector made it clear to all the members present that from the inception it has been highlighted that there will no interference from the BTDB on the day to day rituals/Puja, etc made by the Sebayats. Besides, the scheduled days and time of Pujas to be made by the Sebayats are to be decided by Sebayats themselves and a copy of the same be given to BTDB so that this will be displayed for the general information of the public. 4. It is also resolved that there will be no compromise on the day to day rituals (Nitikanti) etc and in case of any deviation it will be brought to the notice of the representatives of the Sebayats as well as the Executive Body Members of the Development Board in future. 5 It is also resolved that in view of the ban imposed and as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble High Court, Odisha animal sacrifice inside the temple has been prohibited and both the sebayats and other members present are impressed upon to ensure that the instructions given by the administration and the law of the land will be duly abided by. The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair and the participants. Annexed - A
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