Durga Puja pandals and celebrations will be different this year

The forum issued the first set of guidelines in July, said people should be encouraged to set out pandal hopping from the morning in order to avoid overcrowding in the evening. Forum for Durgotsab on Sunday urged member committees to urge revellers to visit pandals throughout the day, and not only during the evening hours in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Durga Puja pandals and celebrations will be different this year
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Durga Puja pandals and celebrations will be different

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”What we want is to space out the crowd evenly. The objective is to strike a balance between Durga puja celebrations and maintaining pandemic protocols,” a member of Samajsebi Sangha told PTI. He said another important precondition will be to fully vaccinate all members and others who assume important roles in the festival like electricians, drummers and priests.

Other guidelines include making idols clearly visible from outside by erecting aesthetic but simple marquees, and maintaining social distancing during the rituals.

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The West Bengal government has not yet come out with any directive on the state’s biggest festival. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly warned of a possible third wave of COVID-19 in September and underscored the need to vaccinate people.

Durga Puja pandals and celebrations will be different this year

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