Gujarat state has banned Navratri Garba this year due to Coronavirus. But enthusiasts find ways to dance to the traditional tunes. In one such event women dressed in chania choli and play garba during a yoga class at Jubilee Bagh in Vadodara.
Due to the increasing cases of Coronavirus the state government has decided to ban garba events taking into account the health of the people. The government issued a notification about not organising any garba events including public or street garba, during Navratri this year. In between a yoga class in Vadodara organise a small event where the women dressed in Chania Choli dance to the traditional tunes of garba inside the Jubilee Bagh Garden.
According to the information received, Jigna Gandhi of Gujarat State Yoga Board runs a yoga class in Jubilee Bagh Garden. There are two batches in the morning and evening with 50 to 60 participants. Navratri begins on 17th October this year and due to Coronavirus, Garba is prohibited this year. So with a noble idea Jigna Gandhi organised a special yoga garba for the students came to the yoga class.
The enthusiasts danced to the tunes with great joy and also maintained social distancing and wear masks. Jigna Gandhi said, following the government order is important as it’s for the benefit of the people. However a 10 to 15 minutes garba at the end of Yoga class gives a mental peace to the people. RSP Councilor Rajesh Ayre was also present on the occasion.