Lock hardware business in Aligarh suffered setback due to lockdown. In the month of July, situation between India and Nepal further deepened their woes. While industries are gradually coming on track, Extant COVID crisis continues to diminish hopes. "Due to restrictions in some states it's difficult for our agents and they can't collect demands. Sellers think they won't be able to sell, so they're neither buying raw material nor supplying to us," said C Sharma, Tala Nagri Industrialist Association's Chairman.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave grand, ceremonial welcome to actors playing Ram, Sita and Lakshman as they arrived by chopper in Ayodhya on November 13. People are celebrating "Deepotsav" at Ram ki Paidi ghats in Ayodhya organised by UP government. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was also present at the event. Sadhu and Saints also attended the event. Deepotsav held in Ayodhya for first time after commencement of Ram Temple construction.
Artists dressed up as Lord Ram, Lakshman and Ravan cycled around Sukhna Lake and interacted with locals, as part of an initiative to spread awareness about COVID-19 norms and social distancing guidelines.
A visual artist from Chandigarh made an optical illusion portrait of Guru Nanak Dev on the occasion of Gurpurab. The portrait is kept at Gurdwara Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib. The artist, Varun Tandon said, "I made this using 551 'Ek Onkar' (opening words of Guru Granth Sahib). You'll see 'Ek Onkar' if you take a closer look and picture of Guru Nanak Dev ji if you see it from a distance. It's an optical illusion. I've used 'Ek Onkar' in 13 different colours. It was made in 7 days. Idea was to do something different on Gurpurab."
It is very aptly said that 'love conquers all'. To prove this quote right, a Chandigarh man married his childhood love despite of all the odds coming to his way. Rahul, who became wheel-chair bound after an accident, struggled a lot to convince the family of his lady love, Anamika. While speaking to ANI, groom Rahul said, "This is a best feeling. I have been waiting for this moment for too long. We have faced too many problems because of family". While bride Anamika said, "People should understand disability exists in their minds." The sheer happiness of both Rahul and Anamika is indeed very heart touching. Both Rahul and Anamika were emotionally-charged while performing wedding rituals on their D-day. The wedding was organised by Chandigarh Spinal Rehab Centre with great pomp and show. It is not wrong if one says, 'Marriages are made in heaven'.
BJP MLA from Kandivali East Constituency Atul Bhatkhalkar slammed Maharashtra government over not reopening temples in the state. He said that Ramleela can be celebrated in large grounds by maintaining COVID-19 norms and CM Thakeray is giving permission to reopen restaurants and bars but not temple. Shiv Sena Spokesperson Pratap Sarnaik backed the Government's decision. He said that BJP leaders, who are demanding reopening of temples, are raising the issue just to take sympathy of people. But BJP leaders should respect the decision of Chief Minister Thackeray.
Ahead of Dussehra festival, rehearsals of Ramleela began with full swing under COVID-19 guidelines in UP's Prayagraj on October 07. Actors are doing rehearsals wearing face masks. They are following all the safety norms amid coronavirus fear. Less spectators will be allowed to witness the grand Ramleela amid pandemic. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic celebrations will not be on a grand scale this year. Dussehra will be celebrated on October 25 this year.