Air India apologises for error in article on Jagannath temple

DELHI: Air India has apologised for an error in the article on Puri Jagannath temple which was published in its in-flight magazine, saying the airline did not intend to “hurt sentiments”.

It was mentioned in the article titled ‘Devotion can be Delicious’ that non-vegetarian dishes are also served at the temple, reports The Times of India.

“#AI apologises for the error. Our intention was not to hurt sentiments. #ShubhYatra magazine copies have been removed with immediate effect,” the airline said in a tweet.

This comes against the backdrop of protests against the article in Odisha.

“Said to be the largest in the country, the Jagannath Temple’s kitchen in Puri since its inception has had an army of 500 cooks and 300 helpers to serve 1,00,000 people every day, round the clock which means almost 285 varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes every day,” the article published in this month’s magazine had said.

The article drew sharp reactions from some quarters and the AI and Shubh Yatra Twitter handles got angry tweets over the “non veg bhoga”.


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