THOSE ORGANISING garba for the first time would have to seek permission from the sub-divisional magistrate’s office while regular organisers would need to take approval from the SDMs or CSPs office for Navratri festival. Applications for permission must be presented to the police station in-charge.
District Collector Vivek Aggarwal has directed the SDMs and CSPs to conduct meetings of garba organisers in each area and provide them with the guidelines.
Organisers would be responsible for proper security, cleanliness, parking and electricity arrangements at the programme venue.
Each venue must be equipped with close circuit cameras and organisers would have to keep the recordings for any future identification. All participants must be issued identity cards to avoid any inconvenience on the day of programme.
Organisers would have to appoint at least 15 volunteers to look after parking and entry arrangements. They must also arrange for parking space. Volunteers would have to wear badges.
Obscene or anti-social activities in any form would be strictly prohibited during garba festivities. Police would immediately stop the programme on receiving any complaints in this regard. Aggarwal has asked the officials concerned to issue proper instructions about temporary light connections. Organisers must take connections from the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board. Electricity wires must be connected properly to avoid any mishap.
Fire fighting equipment and first-aid arrangements would have to be arranged beforehand. The sound of music must not be very loud.
Internal cleanliness would be the responsibility of organisers while the Indore Municipal Corporation would look after external cleaning.
All visitors and participants must be informed about safety arrangements, parking lots and telephone number 1056 of Red Cross Ambulance Facility.