B-Towners on Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav getting cancelled due to COVID

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Bollywood actors Ranvir Shorey, Dia Mirza and Vikrant Massey have reacted to the news of Mumbai’s famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav celebration getting cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in its 86-year history, the famed Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol will not be established for the upcoming 11-day Ganeshotsav this year, which begins on August 22.

Lauding the decision, Ranvir Shorey tweeted on Wednesday: “The gods love sacrifice, and #LalbaugchaRaja is showing the way. Bravo! #mumbaifightscovid19.”

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Dia Mirza wrote: “Times are compelling big changes. It would also be a giant win to make #LalbaugchaRaja eco friendly. Many good people have requested the committee over the years. Do you think they will consider making the largest Ganpati Bappa – Earth Friendly? May be now they’ll change?”

“Thank you to the Trust and Committee of #LalbaugchaRaja for rising to the occasion and probably setting a precedent for other institutions to follow suit in these trying times. I bow my head in reverence to the Mighty Ganpati Bappa for mercy and peace!” shared Vikrant Massey.

This year, the 11-day festival in Lalbaug area of south-central Mumbai will be transformed into an ‘Arogyautsav’ where blood and plasma donation camps will be set up.

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Apart from this, help will be offered to the families of the soldiers martyred in the recent India-China border tension and Maharashtra Police personnel who lost their lives in the ongoing war against coronavirusvirus.

–IANS

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