A request has been made by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to the Ganesh Mandal’s which are located in the leading areas like Andheri, Juhu, and Versova to obey the idea of ‘one ward-one Ganapati’ in the course of the festival this year in the wake of Covid-19.
Last week this request was made by Vishwas Mote, to all the Ganpati Mandal’s who is the Assistant Municipal Commissioner, of the K-West ward
, covering Andheri (West), Juhu, Versova, and other areas. The ten-day festival known as Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in August has fallen on the 22nd of this year. With the ongoing Covid 19 crisis all over the country, Mumbai is one of the most affected cities with the load of the Coronavirus cases crossing over one lakh and the death of more than 5,500.
As far as the data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(BMC) is concerned around 150 big Ganpati Mandal’s are situated in the K-West ward, the area where there have been reported 5,813 coronavirus cases and 258 deaths. The area at present is ranked fourth in the number of Covid-19 cases among the 24 civic wards in the city.
The Assistant Municipal Commissioner Mr. Mote in the letter stated that a request has already been made to all the corporator situated in K-West ward to execute this idea of ‘one ward-one Ganapati’. As the SOP earlier has asked to restrict the height of the Ganpati idols to four feet sufficient numbers of artificial lakes will be generated in the ward for the submersion of idols. Further, he stated that “we will make sure that all the facilities are provided at the artificial lakes which are going to be made, I appeal all the citizens to perform the submersion of the idols in those artificial lakes only. And to avoid any overcrowding and that social distancing is followed the plan of acceptance of Ganapati idols at the society gates for immersion will be looked upon.”