Air India Apologizes For Erroneous Article On Jagannath Temple, Bans Author

Bhubaneswar: After widespread protest, Air India on Saturday apologized for publishing an erroneous article that non-vegetarian dishes are served in Sri Mandir in Puri.

“AI apologizes for the error. Our intention was not to hurt sentiments. #ShubhYatra magazine copies have been removed with immediate effect,” tweeted Air India.

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani also apologized on the microblogging website.

“Henceforth, Air India will not publish any articles by this author.The author also provided a written apology for the same,” tweeted Air India.

Shubh Yatra, the in-flight monthly magazine of Air India, had published an erroneous article that both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are served in the Jagannath Temple in Puri.

“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 nonvegetarian dishes every day,” said the article published in the magazine titled ‘Devotion Can Be Delicious’.

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