Mumbai (Bombay): The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh Mandal, that installs Mumbai (Bombay)’s most popular Ganpati idol, on Wed. declared elimination of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration this yr. in see of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The mandal won’t install the Ganesh idol this yr., Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’s secretary Sudhir Salvi informed journalists.
It’ll organize blood & plasma donation camps & give fiscal support to the families of policemen who passed away of COVID-19, he stated.
The 10-day festival starts on ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’, that falls on Aug 22 this yr..
TheLalbaugcha Raja Mandal was installing the Ganpati idol in its pandal in Central Mumbai (Bombay) from 1934.
“We’ve ruled not to install the Ganesh idol this yr. & instead, celebrate the festival by organising blood donation & plasma donation camps. We’re granting INR 25 lakh to the chief minister’s relief fund,” Salvi stated.
“We’ll give fiscal support to the families of policemen those have ceded to COVID-19. We’ll also honor the families of 20 warriors who have been martyred throughout quarrels with Chinese warriors in Ladakh,” he added further.
Ganeshotsav is the most famous festival in Maharashtra(MH). The pandals set up by different mandals in Mumbai (Bombay) & different places within the state entice large number of devotees during this 10-day festivities.
The GSB Ganeshotsav Samiti in Wadala region has already deferred the celebration to ‘Magh Shudh Chaturthi’ in Feb next yr., a samiti officer previously stated.
Maharashtra(MH) CM Uddhav Thackeray past month named for a simple & low-key Ganpati festival celebration this yr. in see of the COVID-19 epidemic, & inquired Ganesh mandals to undertake social welfare programs.
He stated the danger of COVID-19 is not yet over & thus, it’ll not be possible to celebrate the Ganesh festival with the usual pomp & gaiety.
He also stated Ganesh mandals shouldn’t install idols with a height of over 4 ft during this festival.