For the first time in the history of Lalbaughcha Raja, Lord Ganpati's idol will not be established due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mumbai's Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold Ganeshotsav this time in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and would instead set up a blood donation camp, informed Mandal officials.
"A blood donation camp, plasma donation camp will be set up at the same place. Also, they will honour the families of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives at the LoC or LAC borders. This is the first time in the history of Lalbaughcha Raja that Ganpati Idol will not be established," the officials added.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has applauded the decision taken by Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal.
He tweeted, "Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided to celebrate Arogya Utsav this year instead of establishing Ganesh idol keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic. Lalbaugcha Raja has always set an example for the people. This decision will strengthen the state's fight against corona."