CM Kejriwal Urges Delhiites to Celebrate Cracker-free Diwali

(Source: ANI)

The Delhi CM said he would hold ‘Lakshmi Puja’ at 7:39 pm on 14 November along with his cabinet ministers. This would build a positive environment as Delhi faces double Covid-19 whammy and air pollution, Kejriwal said.

As the coronavirus situation in Delhi is worsening due to increasing air pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Delhiites on Thursday to stop bursting firecrackers this Diwali.

The Delhi Chief Minister, addressing an online press conference, said he would conduct ‘Lakshmi Puja’ at 7:39 pm somewhere along with his cabinet ministers and urged individuals to join them from their homes by watching it on TV.

“We will celebrate Diwali together. On Diwali, from 7:39 pm, we, the people of Delhi, will chant “Lakshmi Puja” together. I along with the ministers in the Delhi government will start “Lakshmi Puja”, which will be aired by certain television channels. I appeal you all to join me virtually. I believe chanting “Lakshmi Puja” will create a positive atmosphere in Delhi and it will be good for people,” Kejriwal said.

This will create a positive atmosphere in Delhi amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and deteriorating air quality.

The Delhi CM said that the city is currently facing two problems, the coronavirus pandemic and increasing air pollution, adding that all attempts are being made by the AAP government to deal with the current situation.

Kejriwal on Delhi’s Air Pollution

The Delhi CM said that the city is currently facing two problems, the coronavirus pandemic and increasing air pollution, adding that all attempts are being made by the AAP government to deal with the current situation.

“Please don’t burst crackers at any cost. You’re playing with the lives of your own family by bursting crackers. On 14th Nov, 7.49 pm onwards, all 2 crores Delhi citizens will perform Laxmi Puja together. I’ll begin Puja which will be telecast live on TV,” he added.

Delhi Air Quality Forecasts (Source: Urban Emissions)

Kejriwal on Delhi Facing Third Wave of Covid

On Wednesday, CM Kejriwal said the town has seen a spike in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the last few days and it can be considered a “third wave.”

Kejriwal said there was no need for people to worry and the government was regularly monitoring the situation. In the number of COVID-19 incidents, Delhi has witnessed a leap. Thus, it can be a third wave. “We have been monitoring the situation continuously and there is no need to panic. We will take whatever steps are needed,” said the chief minister.

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( Source: ANI, By: S.N.Millenium)