Raipur (Naiduniya Representative). Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: In the midst of the Corona crisis, along with the installation of Ganesh idols on Ganesh Chaturthi in the capital Raipur on Friday, the district and municipal administration has started preparations for immersion in more than a hundred kunds built on the banks of Kharun river. The water of the river is being drawn into these kunds by two pumps. Corporation officials say that after 11 days Ganesh idols will be immersed in this pool.
The scholars of Sanskrit College will get the immersion done with full law and order. Apart from this, the municipal team is also making temporary immersion pools by placing more than a hundred large drums, open tanks on the banks of the major ponds in which Ganesh idols are immersed every year, so that there is no problem in immersing the idols. Don’t be
Traditionally in the capital Raipur, the sequence of immersion continues from the third day to the 11th day after the installation of Ganesh idols. Therefore, the Municipal Corporation has also started making all the arrangements along with making a pool for immersion. Water is being filled in more than a hundred kunds. Along with this, arrangements for road and lighting are also being done.
Municipal Commissioner Prabhat Malik has prepared a team of officers to make arrangements for the immersion of Ganesh idols. Apart from the pool built on the banks of Kharun river, the corporation’s staff is also engaged in making temporary ponds on the banks of major ponds. Not only this, water drums, big tanks will also be kept on the banks of the ponds, so that the idols can be immersed in them.
Number of idols decreased due to Corona crisis
The installation of Ganesh idols in the city has decreased due to the Corona crisis. Therefore, there is a possibility of less crowd in immersion because due to the strict guidelines of the administration, this time many big Ganeshotsav committees have not installed the idols. Before the Corona crisis, the number of statues to be installed in houses along with public committees used to be more than eight thousand.
However, due to Corona, the installation of big statues has reduced a lot this time. In such a situation, instead of immersing small idols in a pond or a pool built on the banks of the river, there is a possibility that people will do it in the house or the pool built nearby.
Immersion of idols at home
Mayor Ejaz Dhebar and Chairman Pramod Dubey have appealed to the residents that apart from the immersion pool, idols can be immersed in the houses by making a pool. The soil from the immersion can be used in the pots of the house.