No public gathering and Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in National Capital Delhi
DDMA has said in its order that in view of the situation of Corona, Ganesh Chaturthi will not be celebrated in public places. People have been suggested to celebrate the festival at their home.
New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Committee (DDMA) has issued a guideline regarding the Ganesh Chaturthi event. DDMA has said in its order that in view of the situation of Corona, Ganesh Chaturthi will not be celebrated in public places. People have been suggested to celebrate the festival at their home.
Ganesh Chaturthi: No public gathering
Order number 463 issued by DDMA states that gathering and organizing social gatherings in all social, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious and festival related programs is prohibited in Delhi. Along with this, darshan is also not allowed at any religious place.
It was said in the order that Ganesh Chaturthi will also fall in this month, in view of the threat of covid-19, there will be a ban on all kinds of events. No crowd can be gathered in any one place. Ganesh Chaturthi will not be organized in a public place. If people want, they can celebrate this festival in their homes.
"All district magistrates and their counterpart district deputy commissioners of police and all authorities concerned shall ensure strict compliance of this order and shall adequately inform and sensitise the field functionaries about these instructions for strict compliance in letter and spirit," the order read.
"It is also directed that the district magistrates and district DCPs shall convene meetings with religious/community leaders/Ganesh Chaturthi festival committees before the festival to get their cooperation to maintain law and order and harmony and also to sensitise public for compliance of guidelines.instructions issued for combating Covid-19 by the government from time to time," the order added.
No celebration amid pandemic:
The DDMA in its order has given the responsibility of ensuring compliance of this order to the District Magistrates, Deputy Commissioners and concerned authorities of all the districts of Delhi. These people have been asked to ensure that no pandals, tents etc. are allowed to be set up in public places in the city and no one is allowed to take out any kind of journey. In any case, it should be ensured that no crowd gathers in any public place. Whoever is found violating this order, action should be taken against him under the epidemic Act.
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