The Indian Medical Association’s Uttarakhand chapter has written to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami requesting him to cancel the Kanwar Yatra this yr for public security in view of a attainable third wave of COVID-19.
Drawing the Chief minister’s consideration to the warnings of medical specialists a couple of third wave of the pandemic in a letter, the IMA’s state secretary Amit Khanna requested him to not enable the proposed Kanwar Yatra to go forward.
The fortnight-long yatra that begins with the onset of the month of Shravan round July 25 and goes on until the primary week of August sees crores of Kanwariyas from neighbouring states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh gathering in Haridwar to gather the holy waters of the Ganga.
The yatra had been cancelled final yr too as a result of first wave of COVID-19.
“We request you to disallow the proposed Kanwar Yatra in July-August, 2021, as the third wave of Covid pandemic is ready to knock on the doors of this country according to several specialists,” Mr Khanna mentioned on behalf of the IMA within the letter.
Reminding the Chief Minister how folks went off guard after the primary wave and paid a heavy value for it within the type of a stronger and extra deadly second wave, the IMA Secretary requested Mr Dhami to take all these items into consideration and take a constructive determination within the curiosity of the state and the nation as a complete.
“After the first wave, we went off-guard and did not follow the guidelines of the central government delineated for this pandemic which was a gross negligence on our part and consequently lost several of our kin in the second wave,” the IMA official mentioned.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the carelessness in following COVID-19 protocol, Mr Khanna mentioned including that the federal government shouldn’t enable devotees to enter the state studying from earlier failure.
Mr Dhami, who met central ministers together with PM Modi in Delhi over the previous few days, has already mentioned that although the Kanwar Yatra is related with the spiritual sentiments of individuals saving lives is the state authorities’s topmost precedence.
“Even the gods will not want people to die. The priority at the moment is saving lives,” he advised reporters in Delhi on Sunday when requested whether or not or not the yatra shall be held.
However, a last determination on giving go-ahead shall be taken in session with neighbouring states together with UP, Haryana and others, Dhami had mentioned.
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