The State Government has issued guidelines for the citizens for taking care from health point of view during Navratra, Durga puja and Dussera festivals from October 7 to 15, owing to coronavirus pandemic.
Though the second wave of corona has receded, the threat still is lurking. Therefore, the people should avoid crowds while celebrating the festival and following the government rules like wearing masks, using santizers and maintaining distance.
The guidelines are as follow: Following modified rules under Break the Chain.
- Prior permission from the municipal corporation/administration for celebrating the festival publicly.
- Erecting pandals/making decoration as per norms, four feet idol of Godess for mandals, two feet idol for household purpose.
- Eco-friendly immersion, no immersion at public places.
- putting messages related to taking care during this adverse situation,
- Cancell Garbha/Dandya programmes and holding health/blood donation camps.
- Online ‘darshan of the idols, taking care of no rush during religious rituals.
- No sound noise, avoiding processions while installing and immersion of idols.
- Avoid senior citizens/children at immersion places
- Ravan Dahan programme with only invited persons and others.
The guidelines have been issued as per order by Maharashtra Governor, says a press note issued by Sanjay Khedekar, Deputy Secretary, Home Department on Monday.