Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Urges Pilgrims Not To Attend Ganga Snan
Every year, thousands throng the Ganga on Somvati Amavasya for bathing in the river.
Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, has urged pilgrims in the state not to arrive at the Ganga river for a bath on the date of Somvati Amavasya. The annual event attracts thousands of devotees, but with COVID-19 cases in India refusing to go down, such an event would risk the emergence of a large number of cases. The Chief Minister has hence urged the people to take baths in their own homes.
In his video message, Trivendra Singh Rawat said, “I request you humbly, with my hands joined, to keep mother Ganga in your remembrance and take holy baths in your own homes. We hope you follow this and help the Uttarakhand government in these difficult times being faced due to the pandemic. I humbly ask you that you resolve to fight the pandemic hand in hand with the government. We have to shun the Coronavirus and make India win against it.”
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