Thane, September 2
Over 23,000 idols had been immersed in Maharashtra’s Thane metropolis in the course of the Ganesh Chaturthi pageant, which was celebrated in a subdued method in mild of the COVID-19 pandemic, a civic official mentioned on Wednesday.
There has been a 38 per cent lower in immersions in comparison with final 12 months, when 37,060 idols had been immersed in the course of the 10-day pageant that culminated on Tuesday, the official mentioned.
As per the official report, 34,285 family idols had been immersed final 12 months, whereas 21,611 had been immersed this 12 months.
Similarly, 957 idols from public pandals had been immersed final 12 months, whereas solely 260 had been immersed this 12 months, the report acknowledged.
The Thane Municipal Corporation and state authorities had appealed to individuals to immerse idols at their properties and inside pandals contemplating the viral outbreak. PTI