Friday, 21 October 2011
BJP delegation met Mayor to review arrangements
Mayor declares public holiday on the occasion of Chhath Pooja on 1st November
A delegation led by BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta today met the Mayor of Delhi Rajni Abbi on the issue of declaring holiday on Chhath festival. After the meeting she has declared that there will be public holiday in MCD on the occasion of Surya Shasthi (Chhath festival). 40 lakh Poorvanchalis of Delhi were elated by this announcement. This delegation of BJP will meet the Chief Minister of Delhi also on 24th October and will demand that on the occasion of Chhath festival, Delhi Government should declare public holiday on 1st November which should remain a holiday every year.
The delegation included Delhi Pradesh Co-Incharge Shri Rameshwar Chaurasia, Poorvanchal Cell Incharge Dr. S.C.L. Gupta, Cell President Abhey Verma, Poorvanchal Cell Incharge of Keshav Puram District Rekha Srivastava, Chandrashekhar Rai, Dinesh Pratap Singh, Anand Trivedi and other important personalities.
During the meeting with the delegation and the Mayor all the high level officers of MCD were also present. Mayor also directed the officers concerned that every facility should be provided to the worshippers on Chhath festivals which could be provided by the MCD. It was also agreed that MCD will undertake the work of cleaning all the Ghats, repair of the roads etc. on warfooting. The Medical Superintends of MCD Hospitals will provide first aid and all the necessary medical facilities in case of any emergency.
Mayor also assured the delegation that the MCD will also arrange for lighting, sanitation, tents for women to change clothes, toilets etc. MCD will also request Delhi Government that they should provide all the facilities at the Ghats that could be provided by the Government so that there is no disturbance in the worship. In view of the importance of Chhath festival the Mayor told that arrangement will be made to make all the Ghats pucca gradually.
Shri Vijender Gupta told that BJP has been demanding for the last several years that public holiday should be declared on the occasion of Chhath festival so that this festival could be celebrated with the family members. He has also demanded the Delhi Police to provide security at all the Ghats. Shri Gupta has also demanded the DJB to supply clean and safe drinking water at all the Ghats.