Maharashtra: Ganeshotsav celebrations begin with usual fervor amid Covid restrictions
Maharashtra’s most favorite Ganeshotsav celebrations began today in Maharashtra with usual fervor amid Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by the state government. Various political leaders celebrated Ganeshotsav as usual. Maharashtra chief minister Mr. Uddhav Thackray with his family offered prayers to Ganesh idol at his official residence Varsha.
Thackray, on the occasion, said that, we, as a responsible citizen, should unitedly make efforts to create awareness among the people against Corona virus. Thackray also greeted people of Maharashtra for 10 days Ganesh festival. He said that, I have prayed the god to destroy all the evil from the earth.
He regretted that, Corona has forced some restrictions upon us. But, we have to pay more importance to health of the people rather than celebrating festival. State environment minister Aditya Thackray was also present on the occasion.
Deputy chief minister Mr. Ajit Pawar greeted people of Maharashtra on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. In a tweet, he said that, with the blessings of Sri Ganesh, Maharashtra will be Corona free soon. People are celebrating Ganeshotsav amid restrictions due to Corona, but there is no dearth of enthusiasm of devotees.
Senior Congress leader and state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat, union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Union minister of state Kapil Patil offered prayers on the occasion at their residences. Former Maharashtra chief minister and leader of opposition Devendra Fadanvis today offered prayers at his residence on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. He said that, I have prayed for Maharashtra’s welfare and health