Pimpri-Chinchwad: No Ganesh idol visarjan this year; police to take action if rules violated

Chaitraly Deshmukh
Thursday, 20 August 2020

This year Ganesh idols will not be immersed in the river. Pimpri-Chinchwad area’s police chief Sandeep Bishnoi has warned that strict action will be taken against those who will violate the norms.

Pimpri: Pimpri-Chinchwad area’s police chief Sandeep Bishnoi has appealed to the citizens to celebrate Ganeshotsav by following the rules on the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. With no Ganesh idol immersion not allowed this year, the Pimpri Chinchwad Commissioner of Police has warned the various mandals that if any mandals in the city violate the rules, strict action will be taken against them. He also stated that 50 per cent Ganesh mandals in the area have decided not to celebrate the 10-day festival this year.

The city of Pimpri-Chinchwad has been hit by the novel virus and the number of Corona-infected patients are increasing day by day. In this background, the Ganesh Mandals have taken a co-operative role.

The Commissioner of Police Bishnoi said “50 per cent Ganesh Mandal in the city will not celebrate Ganpati Utsav. An appeal has been made to the people and mandal office bearers to celebrate the festival in low-key style with all norms to be followed. Also, an appeal has been made to conduct activities like blood donation camp or plasma donation awareness program.”

The situation this year is very different than last year. Due to the pandemic, the administration has allowed the celebration of Ganeshotsav by imposing certain conditions and rules. According to this, the idol of Lord Ganesha should be up to four feet and only five persons are allowed while performing bappa's aarti.

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