Chhath Puja: Devotees In Delhi Will Have 1100 Reasons To Be Happy

Chhath Puja in Delhi is going to be bigger and promises to be better as the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government is gearing up to facilitate 1100 locations for the devotees to perform the puja.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 14 October, 2022 9:33 pm IST

Chhath Puja in Delhi is going to be bigger and promises to be better as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government is gearing up to facilitate 1100 locations for the devotees to perform the puja.

Announcing the decision, Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Back in 2014, the government spent a mere ₹2.5 crores on organising Chhath Puja at 69 sites. This year, we will be celebrating Chhath at 1100 sites with a budget of ₹25 crores.”

“We could not take up community celebrations for two years because of COVID. This time, we will all celebrate it in style,” AAP national convenor said.

Giving details of the plan, CM Kejriwal said, “Delhi government will arrange for LED screens, sound systems, power backup, drinking water, toilets, ambulances, and first aid at all sites. Delhi Police will be roped in to take charge of safety and security. CCTVs will be installed all around the sites.”

Despite his government’s plans to make it big, CM Kejriwal also appealed to maintain all COVID protocols during the celebrations. “The intensity of COVID may have been reduced, but it hasn’t gone away. Please follow COVID protocols while celebrating,” he said.

CM Kejriwal further said that the whole nation will be celebrating Chhath on October 29 and 30. In Delhi too, they will all come together to pay obeisance and seek blessings from ‘Chhathi Maiyya’ and ‘Surya Bhagwan’ for the betterment and progress of the nation and our society.

“Due to the prevailing pandemic conditions over the last two years, the Delhi government could not take up the large-scale preparations it makes for community Chhath celebrations in Delhi and a lot of people had to celebrate at home only. However, since we have come to power, we have taken Chhath celebrations to a grand level in Delhi,” he said.

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