The 64-year long tradition of Dhammachakra Pravartan Day will be broken this year due to the pandemic as all the functions at Deekshabhoomi are cancelled.
The management released a statement in which they said that â€œit is to inform in general that the infection of COVID-I9 is spreading fast in Nagpur City and places around. In view of the situation maintenance of the guidelines issued by the government and local administration to avoid further spread of Corona amongst millions of visitors at Deekshabhoomi seems difficultâ€.
It cannot be denied that any asymptomatic COVID infected individual in the crowd of visitors could risk millions of others. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti hereby appeals to the general public that on October 14 and October 25 (Ashok Vijayadashmi) people should stay at their home and offer Buddha Vandana and salutation to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
All the functions at Deekshabhoomi are cancelled and shops or vendors will not be permitted in and around Deekshabhoomi premises. The members of Smarak Samiti would offer Budha Vandana and pay their respect to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on behalf of you all.