Chhath puja, an ancient Hindu festival lasting four days, is observed with faith and devotion every year. However, due of the COVID epidemic, public functions were prohibited. Ahead of the festival this year, state has published new Chhath puja norms. Nagpur mayor Dayashankar Tiwari has written to Chief Minister Uddahv Thackeray, requesting that the Chhath puja restrictions be relaxed.
The Mayor stated that the COVID epidemic has been completely under control for the past two and a half months. Diwali came to a close safely after the Ganesh celebration. The infection did not spread any further. As a result, Nagpur residents should be permitted to hold Chhath puja in public.
In a letter to the chief minister on Saturday, Mayor stated that the public event of Chhath puja had been banned due to the horrible scenario of the COVID pandemic last year. A letter was also mentiones this year’s concerns the festival’s public event being banned.
Given the current scenario in Nagpur, permission should be granted to have a Chhath puja. On the shores of lakes and rivers, devotees congregate to offer arghya to the Sun. For the past two months, less than ten positive cases are detected in Nagpur. The restriction on Chhath puja in Nagpur has created an atmosphere of dissatisfaction among the locals and therefore relaxation must be given to the citizens.