Karnataka: Bengaluru issues guidelines for Durga Puja. Check full SOPs
- The Durga Puja festivities, from October 11 to 15, will take place in Bengaluru keeping in mind the following guidelines issued by the civic body:
The Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike (BBMP) on Wednesday issued guidelines for upcoming Durga Puja to manage the crowd and exercise precaution amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Durga Puja festivities, from October 11 to 15, will take place in Bengaluru keeping in mind the following guidelines issued by the civic body:
Guidelines for prayers (Puspanjali):
-A gathering of not more than 50 people will be allowed at a time during prayers.
-Distribution of sweets, fruits and flowers are prohibited.
-Association management should strictly monitor and adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour.
-Only basic prayers and rituals will be allowed.
Guidelines for associations taking up Durga Puja:
-Size of the idol should not exceed more than 4 feet.
-Idols should be sanitised thoroughly before installation.
-Only one idol can be installed per ward with the permission of the respective Joint Commissioner of the zone.
Guidelines for Debi Boron (Visarjan):
-Association should not allow more than 10 members at a time for Debi Boron.
-Queue formed for Debi Boron should follow social distancing.
-Sindur Khela should be restricted within maximum of 10 members at a time
-DJ/Drums are not allowed during the visarjan procession.
This set of fresh guidelines came a day after the Karnataka government issued an advisory to manage the footfall of crowds during Mysuru Dasara festivities slated to begin from October 7 and end by October 15. The state administration mandated a negative RT-PCR test report and at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine for officers and staff on duty and artists, who will perform during the world renowned Mysuru Dasara festival, a report in PTI said. Those attending and participating in the event should wear mask, maintain social distance and hand hygiene at all times. Read full story here