Earlier mandate to carry ritual at house acquired stiff criticism from Opposition and residents alike

Retreating from his earlier stand, Mayor Murlidhar Mohol has now said that cellular vans can be offered for immersion of Ganpati idols. Mohol had earlier mandated that residents should make do with idol immersion at properties, which drew stiff criticism from Opposition events and residents alike. This aside, preparations are additionally being made for donation of idols in every ward workplace.

Pune Municipal Company (PMC) is taking numerous measures and has introduced a listing of guidelines to be adopted for the upcoming Ganeshotsav celebrations. As a part of the transfer, Mohol had earlier declared that residents won’t be allowed to take out processions this yr in view of the pandemic, including that amenities of immersion tanks wouldn’t be obtainable. Whereas Ganesh mandals had been requested to immerse the effigies inside pandals, residents had been mandated to conduct the ritual at house. The bulletins didn’t go down properly both with the Opposition events or the plenty.

Subsequently, the Mayor has now introduced that cellular vans can be offered in every ward workplace with immersion tanks to permit residents to immerse idols. Together with this, ammonium bicarbonate will even be distributed.



This yr, association for idol donation can be being made at degree of ward places of work.

The civic physique has tied up with numerous social organisations that can be doing the method. Mohol has appealed to the residents to not buy plaster of Paris idols and as an alternative go in for eco-friendly ones which might get dissolved simply.

Commenting on his choice, the Mayor added, “The Ganeshotsav festivities have intersected with a vital section. We’ve been combating COVID-19 for the previous 5 months. Subsequently, it’s essential to undertake all crucial precautions to test the virus from spreading. I urge Puneites to behave responsibly in face of the disaster. We’ll be sure that ammonium bicarbonate is made obtainable at each family. The chemical can be obtainable at stalls and ward places of work. Additionally, 15 cellular vans are being made obtainable. These will maintain shifting from place to position on the times of visarjan within the ward workplace areas to facilitate idol immersion. We try our greatest to minimise the danger of virus contagion.”

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