Capital Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that his government will be organising ‘grand’ Ganesh Pujan in the evening, which will be attended by him and his ministers and telecast live from 7 pm, saying the festival is a blend of patriotism and spirituality.
Meanwhile, due to the Delhi government banning public celebrations of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief minister has invited people to join the live ‘arti’ this evening.
“We are organising this grand Ganesh Pujan and I invite all the 130 crore people including Delhiites to join us. There will be a miracle and all our wishes will be fulfilled as 130 crore people will pray Lord Ganesha together,” he told at a press conference.
Bollywood singers Shankar Mahadevan and Suresh Wadekar will render devotional songs on the occasion, he said.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations served to unite people during the freedom struggle, the Aam Aadmi Party leader said, calling on parents to inculcate in their children patriotism and spirituality signified by the festival.