News Report by Radhika Joshi :
This year’s 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi will be in a subdued manner. The prevalence of Coronavirus-Covid-19 in the country is on expansion. The magnitude of the deadly virus is also escalating day-by-day in the State.
With the Ganeshotsav in the corner, and with the virus in no moismd of receding, the State Government has requested Mumbaikars to celebrate Ganeshotsav with simplicity this year.
On the other hand, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has announced new rules for the immersion.
The Mumbai Municipal Corporation points it out that a mobile Ganesh idol collection Center will also commence at the divisional level this year. In totality, 70 natural immersion sites in Mumbai.
Likewise, this year, 167 artificial immersion sites have been created, with sconsent to establish temporary immersion locations in the containment zone in the premises of Sosta.
Mobile immersion sites have also been,arranged at the departmental level.
Contemplating the circumstances of Coronavirus-Covid 19pandemic, municipality has said that it will be necessary to immerse the idol completely this year by evading the crowd.
Further, It should be utilized by people living 1 to 2 km from natural immersion sites as well as artificial immersion sites. Revellers will not be able to immerse themselves directly in such natural immersion sites.
The idol Collection will be adapted. The rules also say that the idols will be immersed by the Municipality.
And hence, to contain the spread of the disease, Ganeshotsav organisers in the state have called off large scale celebrations. .
For safety measures and social distancing; artificial ponds and tanks too shall be created for carrying out the Visarjan smoothly amid the pandemic.
News Edit by K.V Raman