Chhath Puja Declared Dry Day In Delhi This Year
Mumbai: In a first, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena declared Chhath Puja as a ‘dry day’ in the national capital. Chhath Puja, where fasting women devotees offer ‘arghya’ to the Sun God in knee-deep water, will be celebrated on October 30 and 31.
The move will ensure that all the liquor shops in the capital remain shut on Chhath.
The Resistance in the public capital had requested that Chhath be pronounced a dry day.
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta on Friday kept in touch with Boss Pastor Arvind Kejriwal requesting something similar. Gupta expressed that the move would keep up with the holiness of the public capital as well as the celebration.
Delhi Congress, then again, had requested the declaration of a public occasion and dry day on Chhath, expressing that under previous CM Sheila Dikshit’s residency, Chhath was a public occasion in Delhi.
The LG likewise kept in touch with Kejriwal requesting him to manage the issue from harmful foam in Yamuna in front of the celebration. In his letter on Friday, Saxena communicated worry over contamination and froth arrangement at specific spots in the Yamuna.
“The issue in regards to froth and contamination in Yamuna is of grave concern and whenever left unattended may end up being damaging to enthusiasts. Likewise, it should be changed direly,” Saxena composed.
The Lieutenant Lead representative had before given his sign of approval for holding Chhath Puja at assigned ghats on the Yamuna. He, be that as it may, encouraged CM Kejriwal against “deluding and untimely exposure” over the issue.
Sources in the LG office let PTI know that a couple of days prior a tweet by Kejriwal had created turmoil with many individuals expecting that the puja could be performed anyplace along the Yamuna waterway.
They said the LG has endorsed the record on Chhath Puja shipped off him yet in addition observed Kejriwal’s tweet on October 21 even before the last endorsement was allowed. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), nonetheless, communicated complaint over the language utilized by the LG for the main priest in the note and said Saxena was “eager for modest exposure”.
Chhath Puja, which includes the contribution of ‘arghya’ to the Sun god by fasting ladies in knee-profound water, will be commended on October 30 and 31. The celebration is tremendously well known among Purvanchalis — individuals having a place with Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh — residing in Delhi.
On Friday, Delhi Income Pastor Kailash Gahlot visited Hathi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna close to ITO to check out the arrangements. The priest checked the sterilization, lighting, water supply courses of action and the digging of transitory lakes and furthermore gave orders to speed up the excess works.
At a few assigned ghats, like Bhalswa lake, Wazirabad-Sonia Vihar, Badli, Bawana Modern Region, Maidan Garhi, Kalindi Kunj, and Budh Bazar-Uttam Nagar, around 10,000 to 40,000 individuals are supposed to be available on Chhath.
The Opposition in the national capital had demanded that Chhath be declared a dry day.
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