Patna: Get Covid vaccine shots at this pandal on Durga Puja | Patna News

PATNA: Some Durga Puja committees and organisers in the city have decided to highlight various social issues and raise awareness about them through their pandals.
The Vijay Vahini Durga Puja Samiti in Anandpuri, for instance, is preparing a pandal which will look similar to Kedarnath Temple. Santosh Kumar, a member of the samiti, told this newspaper on Monday that the streets were being decorated with rainbow-coloured ribbons and colourful lights.
“This year we have decided to install idols of Goddess Durga presenting a crown to a doctor, Saraswati crowning a policeman, and Lakshmi giving a crown to a sanitation worker,” he said, adding that a special arrangement for vaccinating people would also be made at the pandal.
Explaining the significance of the three idols, Santosh pointed out, “We will pay respect to doctors, policemen, and all other frontline workers, who worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Vijay Vahini Durga Puja Samiti will also put up banners asking people to wear masks, maintain distance, and use sanitisers.
Ravi Shankar, the convenor of the Puja Samiti Nayagaon in Patna City, said the streets would be decked up with colourful flowers. “Flowers represent new beginnings. Hence, we will use both artificial flowers brought from New Delhi and real ones from Kolkata and Bengaluru for decorating the pandal,” he added.
The pandal will have six idols of Goddess Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Tulsi, Lord Kartikeya, and Ganesha. Five priests will come to Patna from Varanasi for the prayer service from October 7 to 15.

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