Delhi Chhath Puja Update: After the decrease in the cases of corona in the country’s capital Delhi, permission has been given to celebrate Chhath Puja in public at the ghats.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to reopen all school-colleges and Chhath Puja celebrations in the city from November 1. Permitted to celebrate amidst strict protocol of 19. Sisodia said that a limited number of people would be allowed to perform Chhath Puja at pre-decided places in the capital.
He said, “People are requested to follow all the Covid-19 protocols and wear masks… Corona situation in Delhi is under control, but everyone has to be careful.”
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) led by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting today to discuss the situation of coronavirus in the national capital.
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People of Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh celebrate Chhath festival after Diwali, in which Chhathvrati offer ‘Arghya’ to the Sun God by getting down to the knee in water. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier this month written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting permission to hold Chhath Puja in Delhi.
During the meeting, the DDMA decided to lift the ban imposed on Chhath Puja celebrations at public places in Delhi. The DDMA in its order on September 30 had banned the celebration of Chhath on river banks, water bodies and temples in view of COVID-19.
In today's DDMA meeting it was decided that chhath puja will be permitted in Delhi. This will be done with very strict protocols at the spots decided by the govt beforehand. Limited number of people will be allowed, with adherence to COVID protocols: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia pic.twitter.com/edXV484Pa9— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2021
But as the COVID-19 situation in the national capital has improved a lot, there were demands by various groups and political parties to allow the celebration of Chhath Puja.
In view of the improvement in the Covid-19 situation, it was expected that the DDMA would allow Chhath celebrations in public places after today’s meeting.
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari strongly opposed the ban on the celebration of Chhath
Chhath is a major festival celebrated in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (Purvanchali community). The national capital has a large community and mostly resides in East Delhi.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday launched a special drive to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to devotees going on a fast after Diwali, the Chhath festival, at Ibrahimpur village in North East Delhi’s Burari area.
Tiwari, MP from North East Delhi, strongly opposed the ban on the celebration of Chhath. On Tuesday, he had announced to launch a vaccination campaign for ‘Chhathvratis’ so that the festival can be celebrated safely. Under the campaign, more than 10,000 people are to be vaccinated across the city.
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari was also with him. Later, Puri shared pictures from the launch and sought blessings for everyone from “Chhath Maiya” in a tweet in Bhojpuri.
Manoj Tiwari, MP from North East Delhi, who strongly opposed the ban on Chhath, had announced a vaccination drive of “Chhathvratis” so that the festival can be celebrated safely.
Special vaccination drive for devotees
More than 10,000 people are to be vaccinated across the city during the campaign. In Chhath, celebrated after Diwali by the people of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, women offer “arghya” by fasting to the Sun God in knee-deep water.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier this month written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to allow Chhath Puja in Delhi.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched a special campaign in Ibrahimpur village of Burari area of North East Delhi for the purpose of vaccination of devotees of Chhath festival. The Union Minister was accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari. Later, Puri shared pictures from the event and in a tweet in Bhojpuri, ‘Chhath Maiya’ sought blessings for all.