Bihar government issued guidelines on Chhath Mahaparva - Newztezz Online


Monday, November 16, 2020

Bihar government issued guidelines on Chhath Mahaparva

 This year, the Mahapath Chhath of faith will be celebrated from November 18 to November 21. In view of the increasing infection of the epidemic corona virus in the country, the Bihar government has issued guidelines on the occasion of Chhath Puja. The home department has asked the district administration to disseminate the instructions of the central and state government for the prevention of corona infection in coordination with Chhath Puja committees, civic units, ward councilors, three-tier panchayat representatives and other dignitaries.

According to the guidelines, the ghats along the banks of river Ganges, including the Ganges, are highly crowded during Chhath Mahaparva. In such a situation it is difficult to follow the social distance. Therefore, people should be encouraged to perform Chhath Puja at their homes. The Home Department has also asked to recommend arghya given during morning and evening at home to prevent the spread of corona infection on the pond along the rivers.

If the Vrati wants to take water for worship from important rivers, then necessary arrangements should be made by the district administration to carry water while regulating it. The use of masks and social distancing should also be followed during this process. The use of masks and social distancing standards should be followed during the organizing of Chhath Mahaparva on small ponds located in rural areas and urban areas.

Sanitization work should be done by the Municipal Body and Gram Panchayat before and after the attainment of the ponds located in rural areas and cities where the Ardhya will be allowed. For this, guidelines should be issued by the Urban Development and Housing Department and the Panchayati Raj Department. The Home Department has advised not to take a dip in the Talab during the Arghya. Barricading has been asked to prevent people from taking the plunge.

Also, instructions have been given to make seating or standing arrangements on the ghats in such a way that social distance remains. Persons above 60 years and children below 10 years should not visit Chhath Ghat. Apart from these, people suffering from fever and other serious diseases have also been advised not to visit the ghat.

Necessary number of magistrates and police officers / force will be deputed by the district administration and police to control the situation during Chhath Puja. In addition to the provisions of Section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act, there is a provision of legal action under Section 188 and other relevant sections of the IPC against persons who violate the guidelines.

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