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.
The celebrations this time are likely to be subdued as Maharashtra is one of the worst virus-affected states by COVID-19. The state has reported 1,74,761 coronavirus cases so far, as per the state Health Department on Tuesday.