Amid considerations over a second wave of COVID-19, the state authorities in Odisha have issued a suggestion, urging individuals to look at the ‘Dola’ and Holi festivals in a low-key method.
Whereas the ‘Dola’ pageant will start from March 23, Holi might be celebrated on March 29.
“Congregation for the celebration of ‘Dolayatra’ and related spiritual and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public all through the State. Non secular rituals in temples will proceed as traditional with strict adherence to Covid protocols,” it stated.
“Contemplating native situations, Collectors & Municipal Commissioners could impose an acceptable restriction on entry of devotees into temples & celebrations in temples & spiritual locations. Dola Melans if any, perhaps allowed with an acceptable variety of members,” the assertion famous.
“Holi’ on twenty eighth & twenty ninth and their associated rituals shall not be noticed in public locations all through the state. Folks could have a good time ‘Holi’ with members of the family of their homes solely and never in any public locations together with public roads,” the assertion additional famous.
In the meantime the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police in Odisha have issued a suggestion, urging individuals to look at the ‘Dola’ and Holi festivals in a low-key method.
“Because of second spike of the pandemic and to forestall its additional unfold, it’s felt crucial to look at the month-end festivals in a low-key method and as per the prevailing pointers,” stated a notification issued by the workplace of the DCP right here on Friday.
All Inspectors-in-Cost (IICs) of metropolis police stations have been instructed to debate with the ‘Dola’ pageant organisers strict adherence of pointers and stop giant public gatherings.
No more than 200 individuals might be allowed contained in the Dola Melan grounds and every ‘Viman’ (wood platform) shall not have greater than 10 individuals, the notification stated.
“No procession with musical devices, lightings and crowd shall be permitted to the Melan grounds. Nobody shall carry any keep on with them in the course of the time of procession,” it added.