Delhi Permits Durga Puja & Ramlila; Bans Chhat Pooja Celebrations In Public

by Suchismita Pal
Delhi Permits Durga Puja & Ramlila; Bans Chhat Pooja Celebrations In Public

Bringing relief to the bongs in the city, Delhi is allowing Durga Puja celebrations this year. Ramlila celebrations will also be allowed. However, the festivals can take place only by adhering to COVID-19 protocols. The organisers and visitors must follow COVID-appropriate behaviour in the festival premises. No fairs, rallies, food stalls, rides and processions will be allowed during the celebrations. The organisers must obtain permission from the concerned district magistrate for conducting the events. Also, the district magistrates are not authorised to grant permission for conducting any celebrations in the containment zones. The authority has banned Chhat Puja celebrations in public places.

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Durga Puja, Ramlila To Take Place With Restrictions In Delhi

According to a Live Mint report, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority has stated, “It may be noted that restrictions on gatherings and large congregations imposed earlier are being relaxed only to the extent of allowing celebrations of upcoming festivals till November 15.” During the celebrations, no standing or squatting can take place. People can sit on chairs and follow social distancing. Meanwhile, you can skip the crowd and get Durga Puja feels at the best Bengali restaurants in Delhi.

Durga Puja Ramlila Delhi
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Chhat Puja Can Take Place Only Inside Homes

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has banned the celebration of Chhat Puja in public places. However, the celebrations can take place inside homes. The DDMA order read, “This is a critical period as there may be a tendency to ignore Covid-safe behaviour during festivals, resulting in large gatherings, events, fairs etc. It is critical to enforce adherence to guidelines to allow festivities in a cautious, safe and Covid appropriate manner.”