Karnataka Government Allows to Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, Imposes Night Curfew 

Rajasree Roy

Karnataka Government allows celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi this year. The state government gave permission to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi for a maximum of five days, from September 10.
This will be applicable only with strict covid norms while cultural programmes. But the Ganesh Chaturthi processions are prohibited. And the Night Curfew remains as same.

This year India will celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi on 10th September. Yesterday, The chief minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai consulted with area specialists and his ministers about Ganesh Chaturthi protocols. In the midst of pressure and covid factors being mounted on the public authority to permit public festivals of Ganesh celebration. So they chose this decision during the meeting that they will give confined permission to celebrate.

According to the guidelines issued after the meeting, only one individual and public pandal are allowed in a civic ward in urban areas. Also, the local administration will decide on how many idols can be installed publicly in rural areas.

The area of a public pandal will be restricted to a 50X50 ft place. And the organizers of the pandals must be vaccinated. This year no idol and celebration will be encouraged in Schools, Colleges and Offices.

The Karnataka government allows to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi but has also restricted the height of the idols to two feet if installed at homes and four feet for public installation. This was also in the guidelines of the lines of last year. The government said to organizers to make sure that the idol should be made of eco-friendly material. Otherwise, after ‘Bisarjan’ the pond, river, and lakes will be polluted.

The BBMP is likely to deploy mobile tanks. And Karnataka State Pollution Control Board already started to identify the places for immersion. Whatever the existing night curfew will during the festival celebration. People are strictly prohibited from venturing out after 9 pm. Karnataka is hoping they will make this through.

Leave a Reply