the battle of Koregaon Bhima on January 1, the Pune district
administration as well as several organizations haveappealed
people not to congregate at the war memorial near Perne.
The appeal was made in view of the COVID-19 situation.
Members of the Bhima Koregaon Vijay Stambh Shauryadin
Coordination Committee on Tuesday urged people to offer their
tributes by staying at home instead of visiting the Jay
Stambh (victory pillar).
Rahul Dambale, a coordination committee members, said
this year the ceremony at the memorial will be symbolic and
select representatives from various organizations and leaders
of political parties will be paying tributes at the spot.
"We appeal people to avoid coming to the venue and
instead pay their tributes by staying indoors and cooperate
with the administration," he said.
Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune rural
police superintendent Abhinav Deshmukh and other officials
reviewed the arrangements at the memorial on Tuesday.
"Temperature and oxygen levels of visitors will be
checked. Sanitiser distribution points have been set up and
physical distancing will be ensured," said Deshmukh.
The district administration has already imposed
section 144 of CrPC in the area banning the entry to people
from outside Perne and other adjoining villages.
All the ceremonies that will be held at the memorial
will be telecast on Doordarshan, Deshmukh said. PTI SPK