Home department issues guidelines to restrict crowds, processions, height of idols
There will be no mass dandiya and garba during Navratri celebrations in Maharashtra this year, according to guidelines issued on Tuesday by the Home Department against the backdrop of increasing COVID-19 cases in the State.
The guidelines include restrictions on processions and height of the idols. While the height of the idol at public mandals has been fixed at not more than four feet, the limit for domestic idols is two feet.
The notification has requested organisers to “not organise garba, dandiya and other cultural programs. Instead give preference to health related initiatives, blood donation camps which will be used to spread public awareness about corona, malaria, dengue and measures to prevent them.”
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