West Bengal’s biggest celebration period, Durga Puja, is set to come in three months. With COVID-19 being the spoiler of it last year, this time the government is thinking of being prepared by advising people to get vaccinated so as to enjoy a safe puja this time.
The puja committees in the state are making sure that the people who will be managing the rituals and other stuff related to the procession get vaccinated in the coming three months. They have been asked to make sure that the people entering the pandals are to have their face covered with masks and maintain social distance.
The forum which handles the Durgautsab committees have made some guidelines which are to be followed by the latter regarding.
Meanwhile, the pandals have been advised to be built in such a way that the idol can be seen from a distance and people don’t have to crowd near. During ‘puspanjali,’ the offering in the form of cut-fruits, won’t be allowed.
Last year, the Calcutta High Court ruled out the entry of people into the pandals. This year the target is also to use online media in greater numbers so that people can enjoy at their homes safely.