Our sages have made so many fasts and festivals so that humans can learn to rest a little.
The accident occurred at Baithakhal area on National Highway 8 when the victims were returning from a ghat after performing Chhath Puja, the police said
The court said that the plea filed by two societies did not specify as to how the devotees insist that they are entitled to perform puja only on the Yamuna banks.
A large number of devotees, too, were seen reaching Yamuna ghats in violation of DDMA order to perform the rituals
Gopal Rai inspected Chhath preparations at Bhalswa Lake, and said that facilities from tents to CCTV cameras have been organised on site
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority in its order on October 29 had allowed Chhath celebrations at 'designated sites', barring the banks of the Yamuna.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai accused the BJP of playing politics on the festival and said the Delhi L-G has banned Chhath Puja celebrations on the Yamuna banks.
The launch of preparations came on a day when pictures and videos of Chhath devotees standing in waist-deep toxic froth in the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj went viral on social media.
As Chhath Puja approaches, BJP and AAP leaders continue to engage in verbal duel over arrangements of the festival.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has prohibited celebrations of Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna this year.
Chhath, celebrated after Diwali by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, involves the offering of 'Arghya' by fasting women to the Sun god in knee-deep water.
Kali Puja will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4 while the four-day Jagadhatri Puja will start from November 12.
The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had recently given its nod to allow Chhath Puja in Delhi.
The approval from the DDMA, which devises Covid-19 management policies in the national capital, came after a meeting among its top officials on Friday.
People observing the festival can now gather at the ghats (banks) of Yamuna River or at water bodies in the city to pay their respects to the sun god while following all COVID-19 protocols.