SRINAGAR- The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting of concerned officers to finalize arrangements for the Eid-Milad-un- Nabi(SAW), starting from today across Kashmir.
He on the occasion stressed on strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol and directed all Deputy Commissioners (DC’s) to issue necessary advisory so that people participating in religious gatherings use sanitizers, face masks, personal prayer mats, maintain social distancing and follow other Covid-19 related SOPs strictly to contain the spread of virus.
At the outset, the meeting was informed that large gatherings shall be held at Assar-i-Sharief Hazratbal, Jenab Sahab Soura, Assar-I-Sharief Kalashpora, Aham Sharief Bandipora, Kabamarg, Anantnag and Peth Makhama Beerwah Budgam, while small gatherings shall be held at other Khanqahs and shrines in all districts during the 12- day Urs celebration.
The Div Com directed concerned to ensure devotees enter religious places only after proper temperature check, use of face mask and hand sanitizer at entry points.
He said that with the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, additional fool-proof sanitation arrangements have to be made at all locations.
Stressing on proper maintenance of sanitation, SMC and ULB authorities were directed to conduct fumigation of Dargah premises twice a day besides, advance deployment of sanitation material, mobile toilets, suckers, septic tanks and additional sweepers are deployed at Hazratbal for daily cleaning of inner and outer premises of Dargah.
Calling upon for fool-proof security arrangements to be put in place, the Div Com instructed concerned to install an additional eight number of CCTVs at Dargah Sharief.
The meeting was informed that no night players shall be held this year, while the holy relic shall be displayed outside Dargah Hazratbal only due to Covid-19 situation.
He instructed DCs to ensure availability of Masks and Hand sanitizers at all places.
PDD authorities were directed to ensure uninterrupted power supply, availability of Gen- sets at all locations as backup in case of power breakage, besides installation of high mast lights at all required spots.
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