Holi is simply across the nook and folks throughout the nation are gearing as much as have a good time the pageant of colors. Last yr the Holi celebrations had been dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic so this yr individuals had been hoping for some respite.
But the rising cases in many states have pressured the state governments to impose a number of restrictions.
In some disappointing information for residents of Gujarat, the state authorities on Sunday (March 21) introduced restrictions for enjoying Holi amid the surge in rising case of COVID-19 in the state.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel had stated that this yr, no permission will likely be granted for the pageant of Holi and violators will likely be strictly punished.
The pageant of Holi, this yr will fall on March 29 and Holika Dahan on March 28.
Patel added that solely the ‘Holika Dahan’ ritual will likely be allowed by the federal government. The pyre lighting ritual, nevertheless, will likely be celebrated in the presence of a restricted variety of individuals in villages and housing societies.
Patel asserted that he believes in the individuals of Gujarat and is aware of that they may adhere to the foundations and never play Holi.
Meanwhile, amid the rising cases of COVID-19, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Saturday (March 20) had appealed to individuals enchantment asking them to not panic in mild of the latest surge in cases. He added that the state authorities just isn’t contemplating a statewide lockdown as of but.
Gujarat on Saturday recorded 1,565 cases – the best in 4 months- of COVID-19 taking the state’s complete cases to 2,85,429.