October 19, 2021

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MP Govt permits Durga Puja functions with cap of 100 persons per pandal

Team Absolute|Bhopal The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday said Durga Puja celebrations will be allowed in the state but with an attendance cap of 100 persons in pandals.
Notably, Durga Puja is scheduled to be celebrated in October.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said in a corona review meeting held in Bhopal on Saturday night that Durga Utsav will be organized in the state as per the provisions of Unlock-4. A maximum of 100 people will be able to attend the pandals during the Durga festival.
Also, all precautions to avoid corona such as social distancing, use of mask and sanitizer will be mandatory. The Chief Minister said that a guide line will be released later regarding immersion of Durga idols. Meanwhile, Sunday’s lockdown and night curfew have also been abolished in the state.
This was decided in a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the state. Minister for Medical Education Vishvas Sarang while talking to the media persons after the meeting said that it was decided in the meeting that religious functions can be organised from September 21 in the presence of a maximum of 100 persons.”Durga Puja functions will be allowed. The Prajapati community (idol makers) should decide about the height of the idols in consultation with the district administration. But the gathering in such functions (pandals) should not be more than 100 people,” Sarang added.

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