India's most loved festival is round the corner, and the buzz has started fueling up. Owing to the current situation, celebrating Ganpati as we normally do seems a little dreamy, but there's no reason why we shouldn't enjoy our favorite festival. All we need to do is follow these rules set out by the BMC for our safety, and we are good to go! Read on to find out what are the BMC guidelines for the Ganpati festival this year.
BMC guidelines are as follows:
- People have been urged to not gather in large groups, avoid participating in large processions, and wear a mask throughout.
2. Not more than 5 people are allowed to participate in the arrival and immersion ceremony of Bappa.
3. The BMC team stated that 'Instead of using idols made of clay, if possible, worship metal or marble idols'. They have also asked people to immerse the idols at home, if not possible, then they should do so in artificial lakes.
4. One can get Bappa at home, but the idol should be made of eco-friendly materials, and their height should not be more than two feet.
5. The circular clearly states that processions from societies are to be avoided, and children and the elderly are supposed to stay away from the immersion sites.
6. Keeping in mind the current situation, one is requested to wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing, and sanitize regularly.
If anyone is found/seen violating any of the above-mentioned norms, then they will invite action under Epidemic Act 1897, the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Indian Penal Code.
Ganpati festival begins on August 22 and will go on for 11 days. We are all ready to celebrate our favorite festival keeping the BMC guidelines for Ganpati in mind. Are you?