Festivals and celebrations are a way of coming together and renewing our bond with our family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and the society but this year, due to COVID-19, we all have to give importance to everyone's health and life. As we all can understand the issues without much explanation, we can agree to celebrate such functions within our family or at home to keep the spirit of the festival, the custom and traditions that we all follow and also a way to enjoy or relax amidst these stress and tensions.
It is not only about Ganesh Chaturthi festival but every festival coming in coming months so that we can prevent further spread of coronavirus infections. The coming festivals are Muharram, Onam, Navratri, Deepavali, Christmas, etc. We will have to take precautions and curtail our celebration to safeguard peoples life and health.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has already issued instructions to the District Magistrates (DMs) and other authorities and field functionaries to deny permission to set up in the tent/pandal/public places including holding large congregations, community celebrations during immersion of the idol at public places and have asked the people to celebrate at their homes for this years Ganesh Chaturthi Festival and also denied permission for holding procession/Tajiya during Muharram festival. The committee has also announced a fine of Rs 50,000 for violation and not following the guidelines of the Unlock-3 phase. I hope every other state also follow such guidelines and rules to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
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