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Posted at: Nov 1, 2019, 7:24 AM; last updated: Nov 1, 2019, 7:24 AM (IST)

Go in for plastic-free Chhath Puja: Govt to committees

Ghats spruced up

  • At Yamuna ghats, in South Delhi and East Delhi areas, the civic bodies are making arrangements for the devotees
  • Civic agencies are also making temporary ghats inside parks and open public spaces

New Delhi, October 31

The Delhi Government has issued an advisory to Chhath Puja committees here to ensure cracker and plastic-free festival at all 1,108 ghats set up by the city administration. 

Government officials and civil defence volunteers deployed near ghats will encourage devotees not to use firecrackers and plastic during the four-day festival which began on Thursday. 

On the last two days, devotees perform rituals and offer evening and morning ‘arghyas’ (offerings) to Sun God by taking a dip in a river or other water bodies. 

The age-old festival is celebrated mostly by people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh or Poorvanchal. On an average, the government has set up ghats on every two kilometres in the Capital. — PTI


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