While puja board participants and also followers more than happy along with the resumption of the celebration after a space of one year because of the Covid -19 pandemic, they all encountered comparable concerns like budget plan slices and also group monitoring observing the Covid ptorocols, and many more.
“This time, only the committee members were allowed to visit the pandal. We tried to keep the number of visitors as low as possible. We also installed cameras to keep a check on the number of people gathering at a given time. We ensured that the people entering the premises wore masks, while sanitiser was made available 24×7,” Bhabatosh Pal, that has actually belonged to the Mayur Vihar Phase III puja board for the final 15 years, informed IANS.
While there was actually no dampening of feeling regarding the followers were actually worried, there was actually a noticeable feeling of vigilance one of individuals being obligated to repay to the widespread, he incorporated.
Health professionals have actually been actually forewarning individuals when it come to the recurring celebration period, as sizable celebrations might once again trigger a rise in the variety of Covid situations. Therefore, the puja boards took all type of solutions to make certain that all the tasks happened safely and securely.
Vibha Ranna of Mayur Vihar Phase 1 puja board informed IANS that to maintain an examine crowding together, they permitted followers in a ton of 15, making certain that there is actually a proximity of practically 4 shoes in between all of them.
“I am almost 50 years old and I have spent all my life in Delhi. I haven’t witnessed any festival season like this one. Last year, we performed only ‘Kalash Puja’, which is a symbolic puja of goddess Durga. This year we have an idol, though it’s much smaller than our usual one. We did not allow full access to people and there were no distribution of ‘langar’. Even the ‘prasads’ were given in packets,” Shorbashish Bhattacharya, an energetic participant of the Co- operative Ground puja board in Chittaranjan Park, informed IANS.
All these 3 places made use of to possess 10-20 feets higher beloveds of Durga, yet sticking to Delhi authorities’s notification, they were actually restricted to 4-5 feets this year.
“Talking about budget, it has been slashed from Rs 35 lakh to Rs 6-7 lakh due to lack of funds,” Bhabatosh Pal pointed out.
On Wednesday, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) restricted engrossment of Durga beloveds in the urban area’s water physical bodies, featuring Yamuna, to stop water contamination.
“We have already taken care of that. We will use a tanker to immerse the idol,” Pal pointed out.