Dist admin gears up for approaching festive season Between Covid epidemic | Varanasi News

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Varanasi: Even though the upcoming guidelines of this state authorities are poised to clear in what way the festivals of Navratra, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Dev Deepawali is going to be celebrated atop Covid-19 menace, the district government and police have begun making preparations to meet the challenges of tackling the festive season audience.
In a time once the district is becoming new 1,000 Covid-19 positive patients added to its tally in each 5-7 days, the officers are concerned as the town, known as mini-Bengal, indulges in Durga Puja celebrations in a grand fashion. Navratra and Durga Puja celebrations will begin from October 17 and finish on Dussehra decreasing on October 25. Important Ramlilas will also be staged during precisely the exact same period.
Speaking to TOI on Sunday, the district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma confessed that,”In light of the continuing tendency of sharp increase in Covid-19 chart, floor realities of town and the parties that take place in town during holiday period, we’d convened a joint meeting of government and police officers on Saturday evening. We’re awaiting another guideline of this authorities anticipated on September 21 since it will clear the way the coming festivals will be seen.”
The officers are concerned as many temples of Goddess Durga, in which devotees throng at a massive variety on certain times of Navratra, along with the Durga Puja pandals are situated in congested lanes. The DM stated that grand scale party just like previous years is going to be hard to hold in town this season while other significant reason to await another principle of this authorities would be to consider decisions concerning how to provide permissions for filming of conventional Ramlilas from town.
Still another motive of worry for those officials would be that the dash of buyers in the markets throughout the festival year as individuals from adjoining districts also get to the town to get festiveal shopping. The DM stated that the magistrates and group officers of authorities was requested to finalise traffic programs in advance to prevent crowding at any location throughout festivities. Throughout Dev Deepawali parties in 2019, disorderly scenes happened, ” he said adding that the officers were guided to take classes from previous incidents while finalising a traffic program for the holiday period.

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