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Chhattisgarh celebrates Chhath festival amid special COVID guidelines

In Chhattisgarh, the state government has issued fresh guidelines and granted conditional permission for Chhath Pooja at the ghats of river and ponds.

In Chhattisgarh, ‘Chhath’ festival is being celebrated with reverence and gaiety. The state government has issued special guidelines regarding Chhath Puja in view of the pandemic situation.

In Chhattisgarh, the state government has issued fresh guidelines and granted conditional permission for Chhath Pooja at the ghats of river and ponds.

According to the guidelines, only worshippers will be allowed at the Ghats during Chhath Pooja. It will be mandatory to maintain social distancing and to wear masks. It will be the responsibility of the organizing committees to prevent unnecessary gathering of people at places of worship.

Also, no procession, rally or cultural program will be allowed to be organized during the festival. Apart from this, according to the guidelines issued by the National Green Tribunal, firecrackers can be used only from 6 am to 8 am on Chhath Puja.

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