Several state governments have banned the celebrations of the festival Ganesh Chaturthi in their jurisdiction in view of the current COVID pandemic situation across the country. The Delhi government has also issued a statement regarding the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in the capital.
The Delhi government has said that this year, any public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi have been banned due to the COVID pandemic. No one will be allowed to gather in public places to celebrate the upcoming holiday in the national capital.
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has passed the order regarding the ban on upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations keeping in mind the COVID situation in the capital. The DDMA order reads, “There will be no public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the national capital in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) says Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will not be allowed at public places in the national capital in view of COVID-19; advises people to celebrate the festival at home pic.twitter.com/94gOpKybAw
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The order also states that no visitors will be allowed inside religious places during the Ganshe Chaturthi period. Further, people have been advised by the DDMA to celebrate the festival at home, with a minimal amount of people present.
The order issued by the Delhi government states that crowds should not be seen gathering in public places or religious places in the national capital. It also states that permission will not be granted for any Ganesh Chaturthi processions.
The DDMA said that district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police will be making sure that no idols of Lord Ganesh are kept in a tent or pandal, which might lead to the gathering of crows in public. Bans have been imposed on all congregations and gathering for this festive period.
The order further states that all the concerned authorities will be meeting with community and religious leaders, along with Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Samitis to make sure that everyone maintains proper law and order and the citizens are motivated to follow the issued guidelines.
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