Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel, who visited the Lord Jagannath temple on Sunday night for aarti, forward of the 144th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad, appealed to folks to look at the proceedings of the occasion on tv.
The state authorities not too long ago introduced that the normal Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra encompassing 19 kilometres might be taken out amid a curfew with solely 5 automobiles, together with three chariots, amid the pandemic.
Rupani met chief priest Dilip Dasji Maharaj and temple trustee Mahendra Jha to debate particulars of the yatra to be held within the morning.
“The Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra holds significance not simply in Gujarat however in your complete nation. Lord Jagannath is the god of individuals and yearly he travels among the many folks on the event of Ashadhi Beej Diwas of Gujarati calendar. Nevertheless, this yr the yatra goes to be completely different. The federal government has saved in consideration the assumption of individuals and allowed the yatra to start with Covid pointers in place so it’s additionally vital that individuals cooperate. Want of the time is to sit down at dwelling and for that purpose, we’ve made preparations for reside telecast of the yatra. We attraction to the folks to look at it at dwelling,” learn an announcement from the workplace of Rupani.
Over 12,000 personnel of Gujarat Police, together with 9 inspector generals (IG), 33 superintendents of police (SP), 74 deputy SPs, 230 police inspectors, 607 police sub-inspectors, 11,800 constables and 30 state reserve police and paramilitary corporations might be deployed for safety.