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Delhi Govt bans Chhath Puja celebrations in public places, river banks
Delhi Govt bans Chhath Puja celebrations in public places, river banks

New Delhi; The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) today said that no Chhath celebrations would be allowed in public places, public grounds, riverbanks, temples etc in New Delhi.  The DDMA order stated that the COVID preventive measures in Delhi will continue till November 15.

Quoting official release on the matter- "Chhath pooja celebration shall not be allowed in public places/public grounds/river banks, temples etc in Delhi and public is advised to celebrate the same at their homes," it stated. This development comes after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, earlier on Wednesday chaired the meeting of DDMA in wake of the upcoming festive season to prevent any resurgence of infection.

As per details shared to the media, it reads, Delhi Government ministers Satyendra Jain, Kailash Gahlot, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria and senior officers of NITI Aayog, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Disaster Management Authority were among present at the meeting.

"Fairs, melas, food stalls, jhoolas, rallies and processions will not be allowed during festivals in Delhi."All event organsiers will have to obtain requisite permissions from the district magistrate (DM) concerned for organising festival events, well in advance. No permission shall be granted by DMs or authorities for conducting any event in containment zones," it added.

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