Mumbai, July 1: A big decision has been taken by Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati Mandal. They have decided not to keep Ganesh idol this year during the Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 festival, according to reports. The mandal has instead decided to conduct blood donations and plasma therapy drives for all the 11 days. The decision was taken to avoid crowding amid the rising coronavirus numbers in the state.
Mandal to Donate Amount to CM's Relief Fund:
Instead of celebrating Ganeshotsav in a grand way, Labaughcha Raja Mandal will donate the amount to CM's Relief Fund. We will also felicitate families of martyrs who have lost their lives at LOC & LAC: Sudhir Salvi, Secretary of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal https://t.co/BT5uTkfFC4 pic.twitter.com/unI3cbkGmR
— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2020
Lalbaughcha Raja Ganpati Mandal Will Not have Ganesh Idol This Year:
Big decision by #LalbaugchaRaja #Ganpati Mandal. They will not keep Ganesh idol this time. Will do blood donation & plasma therapy drives for all 11 days. This is arguably most famous Ganpati pandal in Maharashtra with celebrities attending annually. #SevaHiBhaktiHai #coronavirus
— Aruneel Sadadekar (@Aruneel_S) July 1, 2020
Lalbaughcha Raja Ganpati Mandal is one of the most popular Ganpati mandals in the city and every year, it witnesses over 1.5 lakh devotees standing in long queues to catch the glimpse of the idol, which is usually 18-20 feet tall. Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases with a total of 1,69,883. The death toll has increased to 7,610 in the state so far.
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