Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged that solely a minimal variety of individuals ought to take part within the annual Kanwar Yatra and directed strict implementation of the COVID-19 protocol, an official spokesman stated on Tuesday.
The state authorities, which has allowed the yatra from July 25 regardless of considerations raised in varied quarters over the chance posed by such occasions in triggering a attainable third wave of the pandemic, stated a unfavorable RT-PCR check report might be made obligatory for pilgrims, if required.
Yearly, tens of 1000’s of ”Kanwariyas” (devotees of Lord Shiva) from northern states journey on foot or by different means to gather water from River Ganga at Haridwar to supply at Shiva temples of their areas as a part of the yatra.
The standard Kanwar Yatra will likely be taken out as per the COVID protocol, the official spokesman stated.
“The RT-PCR negative report could also be made necessary for the yatra, if required,” the spokesman stated.
In view of the COVID-19 scenario, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that Kanwar Sanghs ought to be requested for the participation of a minimal variety of individuals within the yatra, the spokesman stated.
He additionally stated that mandatory tips ought to be issued for journey by holding a dialogue with the states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand.
In a gathering with all of the divisional commissioners of the state and senior officers of police zones final week, the chief minister had reviewed the preparations and safety preparations for the yatra and directed the officers to achieve out to Kanwar Sanghs to make sure that there is no such thing as a pointless crowding.
“Complete adherence to the COVID protocol should be ensured. There should not be any hesitation regarding the safe and successful operation of Kanwar yatra,” the UP Chief Minister had stated.
He stated particular consideration must be paid concerning cleanliness and correct lighting in all Shiv temples, shivalayas and journey routes.
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