PCMC: No Celebration Of Holi, Dhulivandan, Rangpanchami In Public Places

Rajesh Patil PCMC Commisionor
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Pimpri, 25 March 2021: In the backdrop of rising Coronavirus disease (COVID19) cases, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has banned the celebration of Holi, Dhulivandan and Rangpanchami in public places. Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil issued an order in this regard on Wednesday.

As a precautionary measure against the outbreak of Covid-19, there will be a prohibition on Holi celebrations on March 28 in public places, hotels, resorts, public halls, garden, school premises, public and private open spaces, open spaces in all housing societies. Dhulivandan/Rangpanchami celebrations are also banned on March 29. People should also avoid celebrations at the individual level under the ‘I am responsible’ initiative, the order states.

According to PCMC officials, Coronavirus infection is likely to spread rapidly due to gatherings while celebrating the festivals. That is why the administration has taken strict steps underlining the need to bring it under immediate control and take preventive measures.

The order also states that the citizens should co-operate with the administration in complying with the prohibition order and if any provision in the order is violated, action will be taken against the concerned as per the provision of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).