New Delhi , Kejriwal government is busy in preparations to celebrate Chhath festival. Revenue Minister Atishi on Thursday took stock of the preparations for Chhath Ghats being built in Burari and Indraprastha Colony. Along with taking information from the officials, he directed that all preparations should be completed by working day and night.
Atishi said that there should be no shortage in the preparations for Chhath festival in Delhi, hence all the MLAs and officials of the concerned departments have been deployed for monitoring at the ground level. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal believes that Purvanchali is an integral part of Delhi.
Atishi said that preparations at Chhath Ghats are in the final stage. This year, Kejriwal government has prepared more than one thousand Chhath Ghats in Delhi. From making ponds at Chhath Ghats to making tents, lights etc. all the arrangements are being made by the Delhi Government.
Mahaparva Chhath will start from today on Friday with Nahay-Khay. On the first day, after taking bath, the devotees will pay obeisance to Lord Bhaskar, offer pumpkin and rice and take Prasad. Will observe fast on the second day. Will offer prayers to the moon. With this, 36 hours of waterless fasting will begin. The great festival will end by offering Arghya to the setting sun on Sunday and the rising sun on Monday.
Mayor inspected the wards of Najafgarh
Delhi Municipal Corporation has put many employees and officers on duty for the preparations for Chhath Puja. Mayor Dr Shaili Oberoi inspected the Chhath Ghats of Dabri, Sagarpur and Mangalapuri wards of Najafgarh zone on Thursday. Cleanliness is being ensured by the corporation. On this occasion, local councilors Tilottama Chaudhary, Simmi Yadav and Narendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Abhishek Kumar Mishra along with other senior officials were present.