BM Bureau: The district administration has appealed Muslims in the district to celebrate Bakri Eid festival according to the guidelines issued by the government in the wake of Covid-19. Officiating a meeting that was held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday, DC M G Hiremath said that necessary arrangements have been made by the district administration to celebrate the festival peacefully. Bakri Eid is being celebrated on Saturday, August 1.
“While government has already issued guidelines to celebrate the Eid, I also urge citizens to maintain peace and order during the celebrations. Prayers are restricted to mosques only and not more than 50 persons should be allowed in the mosques for praying at a time on the day of the Eid,” DC Hiremath said.
Advising religious leaders to follow government guidelines stringently, DC Hiremath also advised them to set up a token system in the mosques and make batch wise prayer offerings if there are more people. And that people should be also encouraged to offer prayers at home.. “Children and senior citizens should avoid visiting mosques,” he ascertained. Make time for those who come to pray and give a token, He said necessary arrangements should be made in the mosques where people gather frequently.
SP Laxman Nimbargi, said that people need to make markings to maintain the social distance in the places of prayer. “Mosques in the Containment Zone should not allow anyone to pray,” he urged. Government’s guidelines should be promoted through clergy and volunteers and hand gloves should be arranged with sanitizer, thermal screening during prayer, SP Nimbargi added.
City Police Commissioner Thyagarajan said that government has allowed the people to pray from time to time. But some mosques do not have much space hence arrangements should be made accordingly, he said.
Additional Commissioner Ashok Dudagunti, DHO Dr Munyal, Dr Tukkar and CCB Commissioner K H Jagdish were present.