Taking strict safety parameters for the well being of people
Amid Coronavirus scare, Ganesh mandals in Vadodara decides to follow every guidelines of the police department in view of upcoming Ganeshotsav festival. They promise to obey the rules, maintain social distancing and other parameters while celebrating the festival.
Ganeshotsav is one of the most eagerly awaited festival in Vadodara and is famous for its grandeour and large scale celebrations for 10 days. However this year will be a low key affair as the Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly.
With social distancing a key to contain the virus, Ganesh mandals in Vadodara decides to follow the every guideline from the police department.
Indraprasth Complex Ganesh Mandal in Vadodara sets an example for celebrating Ganesh Utsav amid the Corona pandemic by taking safety parameters for the well being of people.
Taking the initiative, this year the mandal decides to install Two and half foot clay idol, No competitions to be organised, to maintain social distancing prasad will be distributing at the time of aarti, 20 people will be allowed to remain present in the aarti, No procession and only 50 people will be present at installation of the idol and no one will be allowed except the mandal members to enter inside the pandal.
Futhermore the mandal decide to distribute One lakh masks and sanitisers during the festival. Mandal leaders Tarang Shah, Ashay Shah, Milan Shah said they will follow every guidelines given by the government and the artificial lake will be open for public after the permission by the administration.
Last year the mandal registered it’s name in World Book of Records after immersed 3283 idols in their artificial lake. This year also if allowed the lake will be open for the immersions after the permission. Daily Water treatment and clean the mud is a new initiative by the mandal. The treatment will save water in big way and members will be provide special training for the same and regular check up will be done everyday.
Like last time this year also a machine to turn the flowers and other materials into manure will be placed in the mandap. The mandal will request people to enter the 20 foot long sanitise tunnel to reach inside and their vehicles will also be sensitised during arrival and departure.
Only four people will be allowed to enter inside the premises with masks, temperature check and sanitisation.
Temperature check of every devotee will be done by the medical team and 20 booths will be prepared to maintain social distancing.
A free car will be placed on Anant Chaturdashi for the immersion of Lord Ganesha where the members of the family will be brought to the pandal and drop back home. The car will be sanitised at every trip.
This year along-side the low-key celebration of Ganpati Utsav following initiatives will be taken by the mandal.
• Two and a half feet clay idol of Lord Ganesha will be placed in the pandal this year.
• Mandal has decided to distribute one lakh masks.
• No public prize competition will be held this year
• Prasad will not be distributed in the pandal complex except for during Aarti time.
• No More than 20 devotees will be present in Aarti.
• No Ganpati Agman procession or Dhol, only 50 members will be present, No one will be admitted except for the members of the Mandal.
• Artificial water tank for Visargan will be available from the first day for everyone.
• Last year, visarjan of 3283 idols of Ganesha were done in this tank and it got a place in the World Book of Records. The water of the tank will be treated and purified on a daily basis. In addition, the soil will be removed by machine on a daily basis which will be used for gardening.
• 20 Feet long sanitizing tunnel will be installed for devotees before entering the complex
• Vehicles of all devotees will be sanitized on arrival and departure, the mandatory mask to be worn
• No more than 4 will be admitted for darshan, temperature checks
• Doctors and medical staff will be placed, firecrackers-Gulal, D .J. Band-drum will not be done.
• Compulsory Medical Test of members of Mandal.