Ban on fairs and jatras during festival

18, Oct 2020 |

Jajarkot and Rukum west have put a ban on fairs and jatras or processions which are popular during the festive season because of rising cases of COVID-19 


Jajarkot and Rukum west have put a ban on fairs and jatras or processions considering the rising cases of COVID-19. 

The Bheri municipality, Barekot executive meeting took the decision in this regard while the district disaster management committee of Rukum West put a ban on religious and festival-time fairs.

Ramidanda, Karkijyula, Sugukhal mela or fairs are famous in Barekot while religious fairs takes place in Rukum since Ghatasthapana. All the fairs have been banned by issuing a notice.

Religious activities however can be carried out by observing social distancing and following health protocols, said Chief District Officer of Rukum West Badrinath Gaihre. A standard operation procedure has also been developed for the upcoming festivals.

The district hosts a number of religious, traditional and festival-focused fairs and jatra. Digre Saikumari, Chautara, Chisapani, Beltapu, Kunakhet, Shankhpip are the big fairs that take place in the district every year during this time of the year.


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