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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday urged the Centre to situation tips for the Chhath competition as quickly as attainable after consulting well being consultants. Celebration of Chhath in public locations has been prohibited by the Delhi authorities in view of COVID-19, resulting in protests by the BJP.

In a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Sisodia stated Chhath is a historic competition celebrated in north India, together with Delhi, with a lot devotion.

“Especially, people from Purvanchal celebrate this festival with deep faith and sacrifice. It is also celebrated very dedicatedly in Delhi every year. This year too Purvanchali people are eagerly awaiting celebrations of Chhath with their families and dear ones,” he wrote.

Last yr, selections to have fun Chhath had been taken within the nation as per instructions of the federal government of India in view of the pandemic, Sisodia stated.

“As you are aware, the whole country, including Delhi, has faced the situation caused by Covid in an unprecedented manner in the past 18 months.

Last year too, keeping in view the threat of Covid, decisions were taken to celebrate Chhath in the country as per directions of the government of India,” he wrote.

Chhath celebration on riverbanks, water our bodies, and different public locations in Delhi was banned final yr as nicely, Sisodia added.

The deputy chief minister urged Mandaviya to situation tips after consultations with well being consultants and others so that individuals in north India can have fun Chhath with devotion and security.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had stated the choice to ban Chhath celebration in public locations was taken in view of the well being and security of the folks as a consequence of COVID-19.

However, the BJP has alleged that the Kejriwal authorities’s ban on the celebration of Chhath in public locations is an insult to Purvanchali folks.

North East Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari even took out a Chhath Rath Yatra towards town authorities’s determination.

Tiwari was injured on Tuesday after being hit by a water cannon discharge whereas making an attempt to scale a police barricade throughout a protest close to Chief Minister Kejriwal’s home towards the ban on Chhath celebrations at public locations, occasion leaders stated.

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta stated in the course of the protest that the party-ruled municipal companies will make preparations for Chhath celebrations.

Kejriwal had beforehand accused the opposition of doing “dirty politics” over the delicate matter when requested about Tiwari’s Rath Yatra.

Delhi BJP leaders have demanded that the Kejriwal authorities ought to ship its proposal to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) for lifting the ban on Chhath celebration at riverbanks, water our bodies, temples, and different public locations.

“If the Chhath ban order was not withdrawn in 48 hours, round 60 lakh Purvanchalis in Delhi will pledge to uproot the federal government to save lots of their pleasure,” Tiwari had stated earlier.

Celebrated after Diwali, Chhath entails an providing of ‘Arghya’ by fasting girls to the Sun god in knee-deep water. Some consultants consider coronavirus can unfold quickly via the water.


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