Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi

DDMA order came a day after the yatra was cancelled in Uttar Pradesh

Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi

For representation only. Tribune file photo

New Delhi, July 18

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday prohibited the annual Kanwar Yatra in the city to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“No celebrations, processions, gatherings, etc., shall be allowed during forthcoming Kanwar Yatra-2021 starting from July 25 in NCT of Delhi,” stated an order issued by the DDMA.

The DDMA order came a day after the yatra was cancelled in Uttar Pradesh.

The yatra usually goes on till the first week of August and sees thousands of Shiva devotees, called ‘kanwariyas’, travelling mostly on foot from neighbouring states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, to collect water from the Ganges in Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that governments should take every step to prevent the spread of COVID-19. PTI

Top Stories

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after losing final to world champion Uguev

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after losing final to world champion Uguev

Dahiya had lost to Uguev at the 2019 World Championship also

A real 'Chak De' moment for Indian hockey: Men's team wins Olympic medal after 41 years

A real 'Chak De' moment for Indian hockey: Men's team wins Olympic medal after 41 years

Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while ...

Punjab announces Rs 1 crore each for men’s hockey team players from state

Punjab announces Rs 1 crore each for men’s hockey team players from state

SGPC to award Rs 5 lakh to participants from Punjab, Rs 1 cr...

Cities

View All