Counterfeit lakes, limited passage: Chhath Puja festivities distinctive this year in Mumbai because of Covid
The playing ground close to St Elizabeth's Hospital at Walkeshwar in Mumbai was transformed into a scene for Chhath Puja on November 20. It was maybe unexpectedly that Chhath Puja was coordinated at this ground since the close by Banganga water asset office wasn't accessible for the aficionados this year.
What turned into the argument was two counterfeit lakes that were set up for the Chhath Puja. Many had conveyed little water tubs to remain on and play out the puja. "Just a single individual for each family has been permitted to enter the ground," a coordinator said.
India Today TV went to the playing ground to check the arrangements for the Chhath Puja. While just 100 section passes were given to aficionados on 'the early bird gets the worm' premise, the coordinators guaranteed that the enthusiasts observed the guidelines. Yet, obviously on occasion, it got hard for them to deal with the relatives who needed to stand watch for their fasting relatives.
Declarations were made consistently requesting that individuals wear veils and keep up social removing to try not to get the Covid contamination.
"This year, there is the dread of the Covid and thus, the things are not equivalent to earlier years but rather we had the option to play out the puja pleasantly," a fan said.
Someone else, remaining external the play area entryways, stated, "My better half is fasting and she's inside. However, we have been informed that just a single individual can head inside so I requested that my little girl be with her and I am keeping a watch from the door."
When inquired as to whether this was awkward, he stated, "We believed that even this course of action wouldn't be conceivable yet by one way or another we figured out how to get the pass and we are here. So I am upbeat."
A gathering of ladies fans in the ground said that they had all petitioned God for the prosperity of the individuals. "This year, all we require is a crown free India. That is the main wish that we have."
Seeing the Covid circumstance in the city, the urban body, as a careful step, didn't permit the lovers to lead festivities close to the sea shores.
The relatives who performed puja at the dusk will again be performing puja at dawn on Saturday morning.
A BMC official said the municipal body was upbeat that the residents participated. "We are appreciative to the residents of Mumbai for maintaining the principles and being wary during different celebrations this year. This is a direct result of their collaboration that we have figured out how to control the numbers." the BMC official said.