Breaking News

Durga puja celebration ends amidst pandemic with idol immersion; know what was different this year

News / India

The much-awaited festival of West Bengal – Durga puja ended on Monday as the state celebrated Vijaya Dashami amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kolkata: Several ghats in the state were buzzing with activity as most durga puja committees immersed the Durga idols marking an end to the week-long festivities.

According to Kolkata Police, as many as 562 Durga idols were immersed till 2 am this morning at Babu ghat and adjoining ghats.

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, several guidelines were issued for the idol immersion.

What was different this year:

For the first time, people were not allowed at the ghat to prevent overcrowding and gathering.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation deployed porters and corporation workers to carry the idols inside the ghat and immerse them. Only two persons per…


Read full article

Source link