Home State Maharashtra issues guidelines for Chhath Puja 2020; check out latest restrictions

Maharashtra issues guidelines for Chhath Puja 2020; check out latest restrictions

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh appealed to North Indians residing within the state to have fun the ‘Chhath Puja’ in a low-key method, contemplating the COVID-19 pandemic scenario.

According to an official assertion, he urged to individuals to comply with the state authorities’s tips, which have requested devotees to not collect round lakes or ponds, seasides or any water physique in view of the COVID-19 menace.

Deshumukh within the assertion stated individuals ought to keep away from crowding around lakes / ponds or sea shore for the puja, and requested them to have fun the competition in a easy method whereas staying at dwelling to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t unfold.

As per the rules, synthetic ponds ought to be created with the assistance of municipal firms, public representatives and NGOs, and applicable steps to be taken to make sure security and hygiene, the assertion stated. No mandap ought to be erected, and non secular and cultural occasions shouldn’t be organized, it stated.

The assertion additionally stated there might be a ban on bursting firecrackers and utilizing loudspeakers through the festival. People ought to put on masks and observe social distancing whereas celebrating the competition, it stated.

Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday put restrictions on mass celebration of ‘Chhath Puja’ at pure water our bodies within the metropolis and requested devotees to keep away from crowding in view of the pandemic.

The four-day Chhath festival 2020, devoted to the Sun God, began on November 18. Today is the third day of the competition, and on this present day, devotees provide ‘Argha’ and prasad to God Sun.

In the previous, the annual competition used to see giant numbers of devotees thronging seashores, river banks and different water our bodies at dawn and sundown.

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