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mumbai Updated: Aug 25, 2016 18:06 IST
Thane Police lodged a case on Thursday against the organisers of a local dahi handi celebration that saw the formation of a nine-tier human pyramid in violation of Supreme Court guidelines. The ‘Jai Jawan ‘ mandal set up the massive human pyramid that measures at least 42 feet at one point, twice the limit set by the top court.
After ‘Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan’ — aimed at water conservation in drought prone areas through public participation —Fadnavis government has come up with another idea to transform villages of the state as model villages with joint effort of the government and corporate sector.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena defied the Supreme Court on Thursday, building a 40-ft high pyramid - twice the limit set by the court - and allowing minors to participate.The violations come despite the top court setting a maximum height of 20 feet -- about the height of a two-storey building -- for the human pyramids formed during Janmashtami celebrations and restricted minors from participating.
Getting help in case of an emergency from the Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) is now easier than ever, as the state government has launched a mobile app — ‘Dial 108 BVG MEMS Helpline’ — that will make the service available within minutes. State public health minister Dr Deepak Sawant launched the app on Wednesday that will allow reporting emergencies to MEMS from smartphones by either calling or texting.
Govinda groups across Mumbai followed the Supreme Court’s guidelines on the height and age cap while building their pyramids. But while they stuck to their tradition, they made sure they made their protest known. One group at Dadar, the Kokannagar Govinda Pathak, was the first to form a horizontal pyramid on the road ; they later used a ladder to break the handi. Another mandal near Dadar also lowered the height of the handi.