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No Garba but here are detailed guidelines if you want to organise Navratri aarti in Gujarat


The state government on Friday said that it will not allow for any big or small Garba events during Navratri. It has however allowed for events that provide people with a space for the public worship of the goddess during Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali. This is, however, subject to certain conditions. The state on Friday evening came out with a detailed guideline of how such an event can be organised.

Here is what you need to follow…

  1. All events should provide for 6 ft of physical distancing and floor markings allowing for the same.All those who attend the events will have to compulsorily wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  2. Organisers will have to provide for thermal screening.
  3. Mike, stage, chairs and other props will have to be thoroughly sanitized.
  4. The facility of hand sanitizer should be provided.
  5. Spitting and consumption of paan and other chewable forms of tobacco will be banned at such events.
  6. Citizens over 65 years of age, those younger than 10 years, pregnant women and those suffering from serious ailments should stay away from such events.
  7. Downloading of Aarogya Setu app is recommended.
  8. Seating arrangements should also be 6 ft apart.
  9. If food is provided at such events, it should be in a separate hall where social distancing is maintained. Not more than 50 people will be allowed in such halls.
  10. First aid and medical facilities should be available at such events.
  11. In case events are organised at restaurants, banquet halls or community halls only 50% of the said capacity not exceeding 200 people will be allowed.
  12. In the case of weddings and funerals, gathering of people equal to 50% of the capacity of the seating area but not exceeding 100 people will be allowed.
  13. All puja associated with all festivals will have to be done inside the house.
  14. Public pujas are allowed but prior permission of the administration needs to be taken. All conditions will also have to be followed.
  15. Rallies, melas, exhibitions, Ravan Dahan, Ramleela, Shobha yatra and such continue to remain banned.


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