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Chhath Puja, the vedic festival of Hindus is about to start and all the rural people are quite excited for it. Apart from the rural people, many urban people who follow the tradition and believe in culture have indulged in preparations for the holy festival. This year the Delhi government is trying to contribute to the environment as well by organizing and arranging a plastic and cracker free Chhath Puja at every ghat of Delhi.
The ancient festival is mainly celebrated by people of Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Mumbai and Delhi. Each day of this religious festival has a deep meaning and ritual associated with it. Being a part of this puja calms down ones mind, body and soul. This festival is known to be as one of the most eco-friendly festival as it makes use of all the natural stuff in its rituals and preparations. So, the government of Delhi also feels that why spoil this festival by using plastic and firecrackers that will cause harm to the nature. Delhi government has taken a great step by trying to make a complete ban on the usage of plastic and firecrackers in city.
The divine festival is dedicated to the Surya Dev and his wife Usha. People thank the god and the goddess for all the happiness and brightness they have in their life. Also, it is a way in which people apologize for their wrong deeds in life. Delhi government has tried to make 1,108 ghats of Delhi completely free from plastic and firecrackers. Signboards have been displayed that read about plastic and cracker free life that will motivate people to follow the pristine path. The government provides all the devotees with basic and necessary amenities like boats, lights, furniture, water and mobile toilets. Civil defense personnel have also been assigned duties there to help the devotees.
This year do not just calm down your inner soul by being in this divine festival but also promise yourself to make no use of plastic and crackers in your life. This great deed will be considered as a token of thanks to the god for giving us all such a beautiful and serene environment.
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