Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister, Vishvas Sarang emphasised on Friday that guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 prevention, especially use of masks and social distancing should be followed mandatorily by the populace during coming festivals including Navratri.
“Along with the district administration, social and religious organisations as well as organising committees plus traders must participate in this task”, the senior politician was officially quoted as saying while chairing a District Crisis Management Committee meeting at Mantralaya.
Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Town Inspector-level officers ought to contact office-bearers of Durgotsav committees to discuss plus share inputs regarding arrangements, the Minister underlined, adding that attention should be paid towards ensuring that pandals are open and the masses do not encounter any hurdle whatsoever in offering worship.
“Prohibition of Garba and similar programmes remains unaltered. The Ravan dahan samitis must also be informed. Barricading ought to be carried out at all immersion ghats and divers arranged. Boats should not be allowed anywhere and immersion will be executed by the administration. All legislators and other public representatives must be duly briefed.
Collector Avinash Lavania, Deputy Inspector General, Irshad Wali, Municipal Commissioner KVS Chowdhary and District Commandant (Home Guard) Ramkumar Sharma were among those present.