Lucknow. The country is stirred by the second wave of Corona. Strict restrictions have been imposed in many states. People themselves are also frightened by the increasing cases of corona. Due to all this, the color of Holi has faded. There is a strange silence in place of the hullabaloo of Holi, including the metros of Lucknow, New Delhi and Mumbai. Even in rural areas, people seem to be in awe. In these conditions, most people are celebrating Holi on social media.
Holi color and gaiety are missing due to increasing cases of corona infection in Uttar Pradesh. Public programs and processions etc. have been banned in the state. For this, permission has to be obtained from the administration. According to the guidelines issued, no public event shall include persons above 60 years of age and children below 10 years of age. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given a directive for the posting of Nodal Officer at the Gram Panchayat level in rural areas and ward level in cities after holding a high-level meeting.
The Uttarakhand government is also cautious about the corona infection. According to the new guidelines of the government, only 50 percent people will be allowed to be present in Holika Dahan. Children and those over 60 years of age are prohibited from joining it. There will be a complete ban on Holy Celebration in Containment Jones. Apart from this, there is a ban on sharing of food and drink on Holi.
Similarly, in Delhi, a new guideline has been released by the government even before the Holi festival. People have been appealed to play Holi in their homes. According to the guidelines, strict action will be taken against those gathering the crowd. It is forbidden to celebrate Holi in any public places in Delhi.
Maharashtra has the highest outbreak of second wave of corona. Lockdown has been done in many districts of the state. The state government has announced a night curfew in the state. Along with this, BMC has banned 28 and 29 from celebrating Holi in public places. Apart from this, all other activities have also been strictly banned.
Corona cases are also increasing rapidly in Madhya Pradesh. Night curfew has been imposed in Bhopal and Indore. Holika Dahan and Holi are banned from playing in both cities. According to the government guidelines, not more than 20 people will be able to unite to play Holi in the state. Similarly, the Government of Chhattisgarh is on alert in view of the increasing cases of Corona. Section 144 has been imposed in the capital Raipur. One week home quarantine has been made mandatory for people coming from other states.
Public programs of Holi have also been banned in Bihar. CM Nitish Kumar has appealed people not to hold Holi in public due to increasing cases of Kovid. Similarly, the Jharkhand government has also appealed people to take precaution on the occasion of Holi. The government has banned the celebrations of Holi, Sirhul, Shab-e-Baaraat, Navratri, Ram Navami, Easter etc. on public behalf.
There are many restrictions in Punjab before Holi. There is already a night curfew in 12 districts of the state including Amritsar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana. Similarly, no public festival of Holi is allowed to be held in Himachal Pradesh this time. The government has been urging people to celebrate Holi at home with their family members. Similarly, section 144 has been imposed in Goa even before Holi. Holi Milan or other events are collectively banned.
In these conditions, social media has become the support of the people. Most people are celebrating Holi on social media. Apart from wishing each other, Hooda is also happening. Fags are being sung along with Rang, Gulal and Ambir on social media. Gujhiya is also served with papad. Bol Kabira – S – R – R -.