Diwali, Chhath Guidelines in Delhi: There are only a few days left in the festival of Diwali and Chhath Puja is also near. In such a situation, the Delhi government has issued guidelines in view of the danger of a possible third wave of corona epidemic. However, there is a decrease in the cases of corona infection in Delhi. Despite this, the Delhi government is not in a mood to take any risk. For this reason, in view of the upcoming Diwali festival and Chhath festival, many guidelines have been issued by the government, which is mandatory to follow.
Guidelines issued in view of the festival of Diwali
Significantly, the festival of Diwali will start from Dhanteras. In such a situation, the beauty of the markets of Delhi has increased. At the same time, the government has already issued guidelines in view of the crowd in the markets. According to the guidelines issued by the government, social distancing and wearing of masks has been made mandatory in public places. People have been appealed to avoid going to overcrowded places and if it is necessary to go, follow other covid rules including sanitisers regularly. Along with this, in view of pollution, the Delhi government has also completely banned firecrackers.
DDMA issued guidelines for chhath puja
At the same time, immediately after the festival of Diwali, the festival of Chhath Puja will start from November 10. This festival is celebrated on a large scale in Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand, so all the three states are preparing for the festival in full swing. During this, in view of the danger of corona epidemic, Kovid-19 guidelines have also been issued. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has given permission to worship at the ghats marked for Chhath Puja. These sites have not been included along the banks of river Yamuna. The designated sites are located outside the containment zones, and the DDMA has clarified that no site will be designated along the Yamuna river to keep the river clean. This decision has been taken strictly following the directions given by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and Yamuna Monitoring Committee.
Goods related to worship can be flown only at the identified sites.
According to the guidelines, devotees will be able to flow the goods related to worship only at the identified sites, which will be the responsibility of the concerned municipal corporation and other agency to collect and dispose. It is strictly forbidden for the devotees to flow any kind of worship material or food grains in the Yamuna river. The DCPs of all the districts have been asked to ensure that the material or other things related to worship are not flown into the Yamuna. Along with this, it should also be ensured that no such material is found in the main stream of Yamuna.