GUWAHATI: In view of the rising numbers of Covid-19 positive cases in the district, the Barak Valley’s Cachar district administration on Tuesday issued strict guidelines to be followed while celebrating the ensuing religious festivals – Mahalaya and Biswakarma Puja on September 17.
In an official statement, Cachar district deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli said, “It has been made to appear before me that there is apprehension of rise in number of Covid case in view of unwanted crowds on September 17. It is essential to protect the gains made in the fight against Covid-19 by taking precautionary and preventive measures.”
According to the guideline, the restriction is imposed on the movement of more than a group of three persons together on the roads on Mohalaya morning.
Gathering of crowd at any place will not be allowed. However, people are free to move on the roads within small groups comprising of maximum three persons.
Wearing of masks and maintaining physical distance will be mandatory in both the occasions.
People will not be allowed to roam around or accumulate in both the bridges (Old and New) located at Sadarghat, Silchar from 16th September evening 9 PM till 18th September morning 6 AM. Entry will be strictly restricted at these bridges for unwanted gatherings.
Biswakarma puja shall also be celebrated with maximum 15 numbers of persons and gathering of crowd at any place will not be allowed.
Distribution of prasad (wet food) is not allowed by any puja samiti. However packed prasad (dry food) are allowed.
No decoration, pandals, lighting and roadside stalls to be permitted.
However, pitri tarpan is allowed on banks of river keeping all Cvid-19 protocols in accordance. Violation of this order will attract punitive actions.
The guideline is to be implemented with immediate effect.