Mumbai: Issuing pointers and normal working process (SOP) for the Navratri celebrations, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Thursday stated no ‘garba’ occasions shall be allowed through the upcoming competition in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and capped the peak of Goddess Durga idols to 4 ft for neighborhood mandals and two ft for family ones.
The BMC urged the individuals of Mumbai to rigorously observe the Covid-19 protocols through the nine-day-long competition starting on October 7.
The BMC has urged the individuals to have a good time the competition in a low-key method, an official stated.
He added that the BMC has requested ‘sarvajanik’ (public) mandals to take permission from the civic physique by way of the web mode for putting in Goddess Durga idols in pandals (marquees), PTI reported.
The official stated the heights of idols needs to be 4 ft for mandals and two ft for family ones.
He added that no ‘garba’ occasions shall be permitted through the competition.
The official stated the mandals ought to organize on-line darshan of idols to keep away from crowding and use Fb and different social media platforms to succeed in out to the devotees.
He additional stated that no more than 10 individuals needs to be current on the venue on the time of ‘aarti’, including they need to observe all Covid-19 pointers, together with carrying face masks and sustaining social distancing.
The official stated the immersion of family idols needs to be executed by the devotees at residence if it’s not potential for them to go to the closest immersion level arrange by the civic physique.
The official stated solely 5 individuals can participate in immersion of family idols and 10 devotees in these put in by neighborhood teams.
He added the individuals participating in immersion needs to be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.
The official stated the individuals won’t be allowed to submerge idols, which must be handed over to the BMC officers on the immersion factors.
The official additional stated if any neighborhood mandal putting in idols falls beneath the Covid-19 containment zone then it must immerse them in iron water tank of their premises.
He added that if any constructing or ‘chawl’ is sealed on account of detection of Covid-19 instances through the competition then their residents ought to immerse idols in buckets or water drums of their houses.
This shall be for the second straight yr that the Navratri competition can be celebrated beneath the lengthy shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.