In a letter to Odisha Chief Minister, PNG Minister said that the Ministry of Culture has been requesting Chairman, Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee, Puri to furnish a few designs/photos of Lord Jagannath. However, the Managing Committee, Puri has sought time to finalize new designs/photos of the Deities. The Ministry of Culture has written letters on February, 11 & 24 and April 7 and has been pursuing the matter with Temple Administration.
“In the interest of popular Odia sentiments on Lord Jagannath, I shall be grateful if you could kindly look into the matter and issue necessary advice to the Managing Committee, Puri to furnish a few designs/photos of Lord Jagannath expeditiously. This will enable them to take further action in the matter to release the Commemorative Coin of Lord Jagannath,” Pradhan added in his letter.