Covid-19 restrictions, air pollution and ban on firecrackers clouded the celebrations for the mega-festival of Deepawali throughout the county on Saturday. Nonetheless, lights decked up buildings and earthen lamps dotted homes.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the folks on Diwali.
Like earlier years, PM Modi celebrated Diwali with troopers. The Prime Minister visited Longewala Put up in Rajasthan and spent his time troopers there.
“…The world in the present day is aware of that we’ll not compromise with our pursuits even one bit at any value,” he mentioned.
In Mumbai, the nation’s monetary capital, the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) introduced restrictions on the usage of crackers and fireworks. Markets within the metropolis had been crowded regardless of Covid worry and restrictions.
Like yearly, Amritsar’s Golden Temple noticed devotees turning up in big numbers because it was illuminated with particular lighting system and conventional ”diyas”.
In Jammu and Kashmir, Military, central paramilitary forces and police personnel celebrated the pageant with enthusiasm at their areas alongside the border and hinterland amid strict vigilance within the wake of latest ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
The temples additionally witnessed heavy rush although the folks had been seen observing social distancing and following different tips and security measures towards the VOCID-19, the officers mentioned.