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Ramlila committees in Chandigarh decide against celebrations amid COVID-19

With less than 10 days left for Navratri to begin, no signs of hosting the Ramlila events are visible in Chandigarh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which young artists say has affected their enthusiasm for the annual celebration and add that the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus bring with them a different set of problems.

ANI | Chandigarh | Updated: 09-10-2020 09:54 IST | Created: 09-10-2020 09:54 IST
Ramlila committees in Chandigarh decide against celebrations amid COVID-19
Ajay Bhatt, a representative of the Garhwal Ramlila Mandal in conversation with ANI. (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI

With less than 10 days left for Navratri to begin, no signs of hosting the Ramlila events are visible in Chandigarh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which young artists say has affected their enthusiasm for the annual celebration and add that the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus bring with them a different set of problems. "We have sought permission from the Chandigarh Administration and submitted an application. But this time we have jointly decided that they will not organise the Ramlila for the safety of the people, even though permission has been granted," Ajay Bhatt, a representative of the Garhwal Ramlila Mandal told ANI.

"Earlier it was decided that we would live stream the event on Facebook or Youtube, but due to direct contact while dressing up and makeup, we have decided not to do the same," Bhatt further said. According to Raghav Rawat, a Ramlila artist, it was more important to stay safe and continue social distancing.

"The enthusiasm of artists has dipped now due to the pandemic. Even if we want to host it this year, it is more important that we stay safe. Even one of the artists here who has been associated with this event since his childhood has decided not to host the Ramlila this time," Rawat said. This year, Navratri will be observed from October 17 to October 25. (ANI)


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