In a Press Meet today, State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Durga Puja will be allowed to celebrate with rituals but the committees will have to follow the guidelines issued by the Assam Government.
The guidelines issued by the government to celebrate Durga Puja are:
•The puja committees will have to conduct the puja in open pandals.
•No cultural function, competition will be allowed during the puja
•The restaurants will have to be closed by 9 pm
•The main committee and the priests will have to mandatorily undergo COVID-19 test on Panchami
•The committee members will also have to under test after idol immersion
•More than 50 persons will not be allowed in the pandals at a time
•The committee will have to ensure that the pilgrims should enter the pandal with proper hand sanitization
•No pillion riders will be allowed during Durga Puja barring ladies who will only be allowed for pillion riding
•The committees will have to ensure that there should be two gates in the pandals- Entry & Exit