AS RELIGIOUS places authoritatively revived on Monday, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, which has stayed open all through the lockdown, proceeded with its ‘langar’ and dissemination of ‘prasad’ among fans, challenging the Punjab government’s Covid rules.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) specialists said they guaranteed total cleanliness at the network kitchen focus.
Against the Punjab government’s directions, the quantity of fans whenever of the day inside the sanctuary stayed in excess of 20 Monday. The administration had additionally given guidelines against the contribution of ‘prasad’ and network kitchen at all strict spots.
“On the first day of official opening of religious places, the number of devotees increased to 30 to 40 per cent,” said a medical officer who was responsible for keeping a check on devotees entering the Golden Temple.
A wellbeing division group was sent at the sanctuary when the lockdown was forced in India in the most recent seven day stretch of March. In spite of the fact that enthusiast numbers dropped impressively after lockdown was forced, the sanctuary and its locale kitchen was rarely shut.
A convention was set by the wellbeing division and SGPC for fans during their stay inside the premises to evade the spread of contamination. A similar convention is being trailed official opening of strict spots to keep hands of enthusiasts disinfected and keep up social separating inside the premises.
“Most devotees were not wearing masks inside premises. At the entrance, we asked the devotees to wear masks. But many would remove them inside,” said the medical officer.