Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) on Sunday launched ‘Pitha on Wheels programme’ to sell pithas at the doorsteps in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur on the occasion of the Raja festival.
Inaugurating the programme here, OTDC Chairperson Shreemayee Mishra extended her wishes to Odisha citizens and flagged off mobile vehicles to sell pithas at the doorsteps in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur
“In view of the shutdown, the Bhubaneswar Pantha Niwas will deliver Pithas to the people at six places from morning 7 to 11 AM. City dwellers will enjoy different types of Pitha (pancakes) like Manda, Arisha, Kakara, Chakuli, Chandrakala at Bhubaneswar Pantha Nivas,” Mishra said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also extended his wishes to everyone especially to daughters, mothers and OTDC workers on the occasion of Raja festival.
“It is a unique tradition to honour Basudha, nature and greatness of women. It is a celebration of women’s invaluable contribution to society. He congratulated “Pitha on Wheels” organised by OTDC’s Panthaniwas and Mission Shakti mothers. He also conveyed that everyone should celebrate adhering to Covid guidelines”, the CM said.
Masks made by the self-help groups will also be available at the counters. Not only in Bhubaneswar, and last year in Sambalpur Pantha Niwas had also organised “Pitha on Wheels”.