Saraikela, Oct 6: With Durga Puja round the corner, Saraikela SDO Ram Krishna Kumar and SDPO Rakesh Ranjan held important with puja committees of Adityapur and Gamharia region and Shanti Samiti members on Tuesday. Both the administrative officials urged the Durga Puja committees to follow COVID norms during the festivity and laid down guidelines of the centre and state government. It is worth mentioning that Jairam Youth Sporting Club, Adityapur hosts one the most decorated Puja pandals in entire Bihar and Jharkhand which attracts devotees from entire Jharkhand state along with Bihar and Bengal.
According to the guidelines issued by the Jharkhand government, Durga Puja may be performed in small pandals where it has been done traditionally only with the objective of performance of rituals without public participation for which the Puja pandals shall be covered on all sides in a way to prevent any public view of the idols. Moreover, these pandals would not be constructed on any themes. During the meeting no consensus was reached on some issues but puja committees agreed on most the guidelines. At the meeting several officials of Adityapur Municipal Corporation were also present.