Pandemic nix Dussehra fest

TNN Bureau. Updated: 10/16/2020 10:39:26 AM Art and Culture

JAMMU: In the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic, the Jammu administration has cancelled the celebration of Dusserhra this year.
“There shall be no religious processions in and around the city during the festive season in view of Covid pandemic. However people can visit the temples and shrines by strictly following all the guidelines issued by the District administration,” Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu (ADM), Satish Kumar said while convening a meeting to review the arrangements for ensuing Dussehra and Navratri festivals, here.
He also directed the officers of the PHE and PWD department to ensure proper barricading, besides making adequate logistic arrangements in time for the convenience of the devotees visiting temples and shrines during the Navratras. He directed the Fire and Emergency Services Department to keep fire tenders ready at Bahu Fort and Nagrota respectively.
He directed Jammu Municipal Corporation to ensure sanitation and cleanliness in and around the temples. The officers of PDD were instructed to complete the repair works if any, before the beginning of festive season for ensuring uninterrupted power supply in Jammu while as PHE department was directed to provide uninterrupted water supply.
The General Secretary Sanathan Sabha Geeta Bhawan Jammu Prabhat Singh informed the meeting that there shall be no celebration of Dussehra at Parade ground. The decision has been taken to ensure safety of the general public in view of the Covid 19 Pandemic.

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