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No objection to Sunday closure provided leeway made for Dhanteras puja: Mukesh Mittal

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Jamshedpur, Oct 25: Mukesh Mittal, Vice President (Public Relations and Welfare) of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) made it very clear that the organization had no objection to certain categories of shops being closed on Sundays as during the pre COVID times, shops were closed one day a week either on Tuesday or any other day. Mukesh said that the COVID protocols should be followed and the establishments supposed to keep Sundays off should abide by the norms especially in view of the reports of COVID positive cases reemerging within the last few days. But he also said that shops and establishments should be allowed to keep their doors open for cleaning and painting jobs in view of the approaching festivals of Dipawali and Dhanteras. He said that prayers to Goddess Lakshmi are offered after 8 pm and shop and establishment owners perform prayers to the deity with their families and thus, the government and the administration should waive the 8 pm closure time during the period.

Mittal said, “The target of 100 percent vaccination has not been achieved as yet in Jharkhand and, as such, we should exercise additional caution. The business community has lost quite a few members to COVID infection and we do not want a repetition of these painful events.”

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