Rules laid for proper Holi celebrations

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Mar 2017 11:57:24

Our Correspondent,


Mar 5,

“Suggestions given by the Peace Committee members on maintaining peace and harmony during the Festival of Colours, Holi would be implemented,” said District Collector Naresh Pal, while addressing the meeting organised prior to Holi festival to be celebrated on March 13, at the Collectorate on Saturday.

The Collector said there would be bann on moving with weapons, playing DJ and action would also be taken on people demanding money on festival.
Strict action would be taken against the three persons riding on motorcycle and driving vehicle after consuming liquor.

He also made public appeal to avoid burning of Holika below the electrical cables or road squares and use of harmful colors on Rangpanchami. He also urged members of the Peace Committee to extend their participation in maintaining law and order along with police .

He directed the Station House Officer to conduct meeting of Holika Conducting Committees and Shanti Samiti members to ensure that Holi festival would be celebrate with peace and harmony. The Collector suggested to burn holika with cow dung cakes for conserving the environment and avoiding pollution.

Member of Peace Committee, Pandit Narendra Tripathi said that the best ‘Muhurat’ for burning of idol of Holika would be from 7 to 8 pm and full moon would be till 10.23 pm. Some members of Shanti Samiti suggested that Holi should be played with Gulal or herbal colours. There should be complete restriction on playing holi with chemical colours, varnish, oil paints causing skin problem. SP, Mithilesh Shukla ensured members of Shanti Samiti that enough security arrangement has been made. Strict action would be initiate against the people trying to break law and order. Special force would be deploy in sensitive areas of city. Participation of Shanti Samiti members with police would help to maintain peace during the upcoming Holi Festival.

Earlier Members of Shanti Samiti said historical cultural of city to organise festival with peace and harmony, should be maintained, action should be taken against the miscreants indulged in taking forceful donation from General public, strict action should also be taken against the person trying to disturb the communal harmony.
Mayor Mamta Pandey, Additonal Collector, Sushmita Sexsena, SDM, Tanvi Hudda, Deepak Vaidya, Additional SP Rameshwar Yadav, Deputy Collector, Anjali Dewedi, Commissioner Municipal Corporartion, R P Singh, Corporators other members of Shanti Samiti, SDM’s, CSP’s and officials of other departments concerned were present on the occasion.