This correspondence News | Assam government imposes restriction for puja celebration in Barak valley district

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GUWAHATI: In view of the rising numbers of Covid-19 positive cases in the district, the Barak Valley’s Cachar district administration on Tuesday issued strict guidelines to be followed while celebrating the ensuing devout festivals – Mahalaya and Biswakarma Puja on September 17.      

In an official remark, Cachar district deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli said, “It has been made to seem before me that there’s apprehension of rise in number of Covid case in view of unwanted crowds on September 17. It is very important to offer protection to the gains made in the fight against Covid-19 by taking precautionary and preventive measures.”  

According to the guideline, the restriction is imposed on the movement of more than a group of three persons together on the streets on Mohalaya morning.

Gathering of crowd at any place might not be allowed. Then again, people are free to move on the streets inside small groups comprising of maximum three persons.

Wearing of masks and maintaining physical distance will be mandatory in both the occasions.

People might not be allowed to roam around or accumulate in both the bridges (Old and New) located at Sadarghat, Silchar from 16th September evening 9 PM till 18th September morning 6 AM. Entry will be strictly restricted at these bridges for unwanted gatherings.

Biswakarma puja shall also be celebrated with maximum 15 numbers of persons and gathering of crowd at any place might not be allowed.

Distribution of prasad (wet food) isn’t allowed by any puja samiti. Then again packed prasad (dry food) are allowed.

No ornament, pandals, lighting and roadside stalls to be permitted.

Then again, pitri tarpan is allowed on banks of river keeping all Cvid-19 protocols in accordance. Violation of this order will attract punitive actions.

The guideline is to be implemented with instant effect.  

The Bodoland/ Assam / India / International

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