Monday, September 20

Holi 2021: Delhi and other states have banned Holi  

By taking the view of covid-19, various states and union territories have banned the public celebration of Holi 2021.

 

The coronavirus infection is increasing at an alarming rate, many states are reporting the high spread including Maharashtra, Punjab, and Kerala. 

Consequently, many states and union territories have banned the celebration of Holi in public. Likewise, the central government also advised all the states and union territories to decree the covid-19 restrictions ahead of the festival season. 

The meeting held on Monday of state disaster management authority has decided that the public gatherings during holi can be the superspreaders of the covid-19 infection. And as there is a surge in the covid cases, this may worsen the condition. 

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Delhi: No public celebration is allowed for Holi 2021 in Delhi. Chief Secretary Vijay Dev said, “All authorities concerned will ensure that public celebrations and gatherings, congregations during upcoming festivals like Holi, Shab-e-Barat, Navratri shall not be allowed in:-

public places/public grounds/public parks/markets/religious places, etc, in NCT of Delhi.”. Along with delhi Maharashtra, West bengal, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Bihar, and Karnataka government has also banned the public celebrations of holi 2021. 

Though the “Holi Dahan” program will be followed with the same joy. But the public celebrations will be affected. 

 

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