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Mumbai BJP urges govt to ensure smooth Chhath festivities

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The unit of the BJP has requested the government to make arrangements for smooth conduct of the 'Puja', a popular festival celebrated by people in and parts of

A delegation led by BJP met on Thursday and apprised him about the demands and requirements of devotees for the festival, to be celebrated on November 13 and 14.

After the meeting, Mishra said Fadnavis directed the officials concerned to facilitate smooth conduct of the celebration.

Utsav Mahasangh leader said they requested the to facilitate arrangements for tents, drinking water, mobile toilets, life guards and medical camp at the festival venues in the city.

A large number of people from UP and have settled in and they celebrate the two-day Hindu festival by observing fast and making offerings to the sun God near a pond or sea.

The had a few years back prohibited celebrities from taking part in the Puja celebrations at the here, questioning the need to invite them for song and dance during the rituals which dampen its sanctity and purity.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 11:30 IST