Durga Puja 2020: Delhi authorities pointers for pandals, dos and don’ts amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: The auspicious event of Durga Puja will begin this 12 months from October 22. The five-day-long affair is a significant competition amongst the Bengali neighborhood who welcome Maa Durga amid a lot aplomb. 

Nevertheless, this 12 months is completely different. Amid the lethal novel coronavirus pandemic, the nation witnessed a whole lockdown of over three months beginning this March. Slowly, with Unlock 5.zero now could be motion, the nation is getting again to normalcy however with precautions in place. Social distancing, carrying masks and gloves, sanitisation is the brand new regular in 2020. 

Due to this fact, festivities too have been hit and now celebrations are carried out with sure restrictions. 

Throughout Durga Puja and Navratri, huge crowd gathers in Devi pandals the place individuals meet and greet one another, search blessings of Maa Durga. Now, retaining the COVID-19 scare in thoughts, the Delhi authorities has issued a proper order permitting Durga Puja pandal set-up and Ram Leela to be organised within the metropolis however with just a few dos and don’ts.

 – No rallies, meals stalls, exhibitions or processions might be allowed inside or exterior any pandal or venue till October 31, 2020.

–  Permission to host any occasion might be granted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) or by the District Justice of the Peace solely after full inspection of the realm is carried out. 

– In closed areas, occasions might be hosted with solely 50 per cent capability. No more than 200 individuals allowed. 

– In case of out of doors occasions, the quantity allowed should be strictly based mostly on the social distancing norms.

– Nobody might be allowed entry with out masks, and separate gates for entry and exit.

– Video recording of the occasion. Each organiser should make a video recording of their occasion, based mostly on pattern video that the district magistrates share.

– The District Justice of the Peace will appoint a nodal officer for each Durga Puja pandal or Ram Leela occasion. Additionally, one other officer might be appointed by the DCP of the realm, guaranteeing pointers are adhered to.


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