STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Immersion of Ganesha Idol from Old Pier Not Permitted

The authorities have given a letter to this effect to the organisers of the immersion of idols, which would be held in three days.

Published: 01st September 2014 06:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2014 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

Youth

PUDUCHERRY: The Port authorities in Puducherry have banned the immersion of Lord Ganesha idols from the old pier, located near  the government-run hotel on the beach, citing the weakness of the structure protruding into the sea.

The authorities have given a letter to this effect to the organisers of the immersion of idols, which would be held in three days.

Hindu Munnani leader Sanil Kumar told Express on Sunday that the information about the ban was conveyed to them during a meeting organised by the police officials. He added that the port authorities informed them about the curbs without making any alternative arrangements or suggesting sites for immersion.

The Hindu Munnani leader said the authorities pointed out the fact about the weakness of the pier that was revealed in a study by a group of engineering students.

Sanil Kumar said the restriction could have been intimated well in advance so that arrangements could have been made for the smooth process of idol immersion.

“They waited till the last minute. Now only a day (Monday) is left for getting the necessary permissions from the police and administration, “he added.

The port officials said the decision of not allowing immersions from the old pier was taken as it was found to be weak and could pose a danger to human lives, if permitted. The police officials, however, told the organisers to immerse the idols at Vamapkeerapalayam and Kurusukuppam.

But the Hindu Munnani leader said they were now planning to get a huge crane from Chennai and conduct the idol immersion by stationing it in front of the Dupleix statue.

Over 200 big and small Vinayaga idols are expected to be taken out on September 2 for immersion. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp