Delhi: Chhath Puja to be celebrated at designated places under Covid protocol

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Delhi: Chhath Puja to be celebrated at designated places under Covid protocol

The decision to allow the puja in open was taken at a meeting of DDMA yesterday

Delhi: Chhath Puja to be celebrated at designated places under Covid protocol

Delhi: There is a good news for the community people of Delhi who belong to Bihar and Eastern UP that this year, Chhath Puja has been allowed by the administration at designated venues. Since Covid 19 pandemic in 2020, this is the first time when the puja would be organised in open designated spaces.

The decision to allow the puja in open was taken at a meeting of DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) yesterday. In this regard, a tweet was posted by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia mentioning the decision taken in the meeting. Puja will be organised in groups at specific places under Covid guidelines and with a limited number of people.

Earlier, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority had banned Chhath Puja celebrations at public places. The puja was banned due to pandemic crisis even at Yamuna riverbanks, water bodies, and temples too.

Chhath is a festival organised by the people mainly from Poorvanchal (Bihar and Eastern UP). During this pooja, Sun God is worshipped and arghy offerings are made by the devotees.