Jajpur: The district administration here performed the Ekoisia Puja (Cradle ceremony) for Dharitri on the 21st day of the birth of the girl child at Jajpur town.
Dharitri was adopted by the district administration after she was rescued on March 25 from a field in Shyamasundarpur village under Jenapur police station in the district. Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das also attended the ceremony.
“We arranged this ceremony and a feast to observe the Ekoisia Puja on the 21st day of her birth on the Odia New Year on Friday in the temple. Earlier, we named her as “Dharitri” meaning earth. A special puja was performed by the priests of the temple on the occasion. Locals, officials, social workers and others attended the function,” said district Collector Ranjan Das.