Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday greeted the countrymen on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and appealed to celebrate the festival by following the appropriate COVID behaviour.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal took part in a government program related to the worship of Bappa on Friday (September 10, 2021) evening on Ganesh Chaturthi. During this, he had a tilak on his forehead, while he was wearing a sherwani. At the beginning of the event, he brought the statue of Bappa along with his wife, after which worship took place. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also participated in the program between dance and singing and prayed to Lord Ganesha for public welfare. Many ministers of the Kejriwal government were also present in the grand Ganesh worship which started at seven in the evening.
Announcing this at a press conference earlier on Friday, the Chief Minister had said, “We are organizing a grand Ganesh Pujan and I invite all 130 crore people of the country including Delhiites to attend it. Hope a miracle will happen and all our wishes will come true as 130 crore people will worship Lord Shri Ganesha together.” Explain that the Delhi government has banned the public gatherings of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in view of the Kovid-19 epidemic.
However, people gave their opinion on social media regarding the worship by Kejriwal in this event of Delhi government. Taking a jibe on Twitter from the handle of @TheMohilM, it was written, “Delhi CM does the right tamasha on every festival. Why not do this on Muslim festivals? They have made fun of Hinduism.”
The handle of @Sukhoi120 said that you people are politicizing religion like BJP. Politics and religion are completely different things. The nation has no religion.
On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray appealed to the people of the state to launch a strong movement against the corona virus. The chief minister said he prayed to Lord Ganesha to put an end to “all evil and negativity”.
He said, “We need to work towards ending the pandemic permanently by behaving like responsible citizens. For the last two years, we were forced to impose restrictions during the festival. Life and health of people is more important than any festival. I am confident that Lord Ganesha, who is the destroyer of obstacles, will completely destroy this evil virus.