Mumbai: On Wednesday, the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal in Mumbai, has cancelled the Ganesh Chaturthi procession this year, due to the outbreak of COVID – 19.
The Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal has been installing the idol in central Mumbai since 1934.
Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal’s secretary, Sudhir Salvi told the reporters that the Mandal will not install the Ganesh idol this year.
The Mandal will organize blood and plasma donation camps and provide financial support to the families of policemen who died due to COVID-19, he added.
“We have decided not to install the Ganesh idol this year and instead, celebrate the festival by organizing blood donation and plasma donation camps. We are giving Rs 25 lakh to the chief minister’s relief fund,” Salvi said.
“We will provide financial assistance to the families of policemen who have succumbed to coronavirus. We will also honor the families of 20 soldiers who were martyred during clashes with Chinese soldiers in Ladakh,” he added.