The Tripura govt revised pointers for Durga Puja party on Sunday to incorporate obligatory Covid-19 checks of the puja organizers, monks and volunteers in an effort to comprise unfold of the pandemic.
Greater than a month in the past on September 4, the state govt issued first Durga puja pointers which directed the puja organizers to assemble subscriptions on-line, lowering collection of puja pandals thru mutual session, keeping off slim front and go out methods within the pandals, permitting 5-10 other folks to consult with the idols at a time and others.
Consistent with the revised pointers, the entire monks together with puja organizers and volunteers will wish to go through Covid-19 checks sooner than Panchami which falls on October 21. But even so, there may well be Covid-19 trying out groups on the neighborhood of a few puja pandals to habits random checks at the devotees visiting the pandals all over the puja.
With a view to steer clear of crowds within the pandals, the federal government ordered that the pandals must be saved open from each side. If the roof of the pandal is needed to be sealed, then all different aspects of the pandal wish to be saved open and vice versa. The federal government prohibited any more or less truthful in entrance of the puja pandals barring few stalls might be arrange at a ways from the puja pandal to steer clear of crowds.
The monks had been requested to direct the pushpanjali ritual all over puja thru microphones and the devotees wish to convey plants from their houses and 10-15 devotees may participate within the pushpanjali at a time.
On Dussehra, the puja golf equipment would arrange ‘sindoor khela’ the place 10-15 girls may participate at a time in numerous periods.
Sindoor Khela is a conventional ritual the place married girls bid adieu to Goddess Durga by way of making use of vermillion on her face.
The puja organizers have been additionally requested to convey idols to the pandals with none procession.
The puja organizers wish to establish a spot, virtually two meters distance from the access level of the pandal for the guests they usually must interact volunteers to peer that the folk visiting the pandals are keeping up Covid-19 norms together with social distancing, dressed in mask and many others.
The revised pointers additionally mandated the puja organizers to put in CCTVs of their pandals to observe the crowds and later passed over those photos to the police.
Pregnant girls, senior electorate and youngsters beneath 10 years outdated had been prompt to stick house all over the puja. Regardless that there can be no public Durga puja party within the containment zones, the folk living throughout the zones can have a good time of their respective houses.
Tripura has up to now recorded a complete of 28,352 Covid-19 instances of whom 313 have died. Two others died by way of suicide.
Dipak Majumder, secretary of Sanghati Membership mentioned, “We will be able to arrange the puja keeping up the tips of the state govt. We now have determined to curtail our price range virtually by way of 50 consistent with cent in comparison to the final yr. But even so organizing puja, our primary intention is to steer clear of crowds to comprise the unfold of the illness. We attraction to the devotees to apply the an identical pointers.”
Sarmistha Das, a housewife, mentioned, “It sort of feels there will likely be much less crowd for pushpanjali this yr as many moms can not participate within the ritual by way of leaving their youngsters on my own at house. And in addition, protection is extra vital than visiting puja pandals this yr.”