Over fear of third wave of Covid-19 no Shravani Mela in Baidyanath Dham and Basukinath

Dumka: Fearing the third wave of Coronavirus the world-famous Shravani Mela will not be organised at Baidyanath Dham located in the temple town of Deoghar and in Basukinath in Jarmundi block of Dumka district.

Santhal Pargana DIG Sudarshan Prasad Mandal on Tuesday chaired a virtual meeting with the senior police officials of Jharkhand Bihar and West Bengal and asked them to take necessary steps so that unnecessary crowding does not take place in these two places. He said that to prevent the spread of Coronavirus the government has directed to impose a ban on the entry of the devotees during the auspicious month of Shravan in Deoghar and Basukinath.

In the meeting, it was decided that awareness will be spread among the people especially in the bordering districts over the ban on the devotees so that the people and the administration can be saved from the trouble. The DIG said that unless new orders come from the centre or the state government the people should avoid coming to the temples and urged the people to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva from their homes.

In the meeting, it was decided that inter-state check posts will be created to prevent entry in these two districts. Those present in the meeting included Bhagalpur, Jamui and Banka SPs (Bihar), SPs of Deoghar, Godda, Dumka and Giridih, Rail SP Dhanbad, RPF Commandant of Asansol (West B).

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