Bhubaneswar, Mar 29: Amid concerns over the second wave of Covid-19, the Odisha have issued a guideline, urging people to observe the Holi festivals in a low-key manner. The people of the state are celebrating the festival of colour avoiding a large number of congregations.
Odisha government has restricted congregation for the celebration of Dola Jatra and Holi in the state. Holi celebrations on March 28 and March 29 in public places have not also been allowed. “In the interest of the general public and for containment of the spread of COVID-19, it is hereby directed that congregation for the celebration of ‘Dolayatrahnd associated religious and cultural congregations shall not be allowed in public throughout the State. Religious rituals in temples will continue as usual with strict adherence to Covid protocols.
Holi is a much-cherished festival in India. Rather, any festival is cherished in India, but Holi holds a special place in the hearts of the common people. Maybe it is because of its literally colourful nature, or the opportunity it presents to gorge on a wide range of sweets and of course, to taste the Bhang.
India is facing a rising number of coronavirus cases.