The historic Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebration will not be held in Nagpur this year as well following the Covid-19 outbreak.
The programme is held every year on Ashok Vijaya Dashmi (Dussehra) and lakhs of Dr Ambedkar followers throng Deekshabhoomi to participate in it. This year it is slated to be held on October 15 but has been cancelled in view of the coronavirus pandemic, informed Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti, the organising body of this mega event in a meeting with civic authorities.
Although the state government has allowed the opening of religious places from October 7, gathering of large number of devotees is banned.
And as the number of followers attending the program at Deekshabhoomi is in lakhs and it is the opinion of all the institutions and departments that it is not possible to follow the protocol of Covid-19 as per the instructions of the state government.
Therefore, the administration has informed that this annual greeting ceremony will not be held this year.