Vadodara: Gujarat government has decided not to grant any permission for mass scale celebrations during the forthcoming festival season in the state due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
During his visit to Rajkot and Vadodara on Wednesday, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani said that no permission will be granted for fairs during ‘Saatam Aatham’ and ‘Janmasthami’ – the festivals that are celebrated with much fanfare.
Similarly, Bakri Eid and ‘Samvatsari’ festival too will remain low key. “We are appealing the communities and organisers to themselves make an announcement in this regard to avoid crowding at public places for safety of all. People can celebrate the festivals at their home,” said Rupani.
Regarding the nine-day Navratri festival, Rupani said that in the current situation, the question of granting permission for organising garba does not arise. “A decision regarding the same will be reviewed if the Covid-19 situation in the state improves,” he said.