Pune: District Collector Appeals To Celebrate Shiv Jayanti By Avoiding Crowd

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Mrunal Jadhav
Junnar, February 10, 2021: Let’s celebrate this year’s Shiv Jayanti festival in a simple but enthusiastic manner by avoiding the crowd on the backdrop of Coronavirus pandemic, appealed District Collector, Dr Rajesh Deshmukh.

A review meeting for Shiv Jayanti celebration at Shivneri Fort was held today under the chairmanship of District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh at Jijamata Hall at Junnar Panchayat Samiti. Everyone should cooperate with the administration, appealed the Collector.

MLA Atul Benke, former MLA Sharad Sonawane, Zilla Parishad member Asha Buchke, Mayor Shyam Pandey, Panchayat Samiti Chairman Vishal Tambe, Superintendent of Police Dr Abhinav Deshmukh, Deputy Forest Conservator Jayarame Gowda, Deputy Collector Sanjay Teli, Prantadhikari Sarang Kodalkar, Tehsildar Hanumant Kolekar, Central Archaeological Department Conservative Assistant Babasaheb Jungle along with officials of the concerned department as well as people’s representatives, office bearers were present.

Collector Dr Deshmukh said that considering the suggestions made by the local people’s representatives and the administration in the previous review meeting, the state government has decided to celebrate Shiv Jayanti.

“The proposal has been submitted. Planning will be done accordingly after receiving guidelines from the state government for celebrating Shiv Jayanti. The threat of corona has not yet been averted. Celebrating Shiv Jayanti is a special subject for all of us. Everyone should take care of their health while celebrating Shiv Jayanti.”

District Collector Dr Deshmukh also appealed to celebrate the festival by following the rules by using sanitiser, mask, social distance etc. and to cooperate with the administration. The meeting reviewed the electrical system, lighting on the fort, toilet facilities, fire brigade, police security, transport system, helipad etc.

Superintendent of Police (Pune rural) Dr Abhinav Deshmukh said Shivaji Maharaj devotees should not take ‘Shivjot’ to the fort to avoid the crowd in the background of the pandemic. “The possibility of an increase in the spread of coronavirus due to large crowds at Shivneri Fort cannot be ruled out. Planning will be done accordingly after receiving guidelines from the state government for celebrating Shiv Jayanti”, he added.

MLA Benke instructed to install electric lighting on the building and arch on the fort and appealed to all to cooperate with the administration.

Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh visited Shivneri along with all the department heads and inspected various development works.