Panaji: In their message on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Goa Governor and the Chief Minister have wished that Lord Ganesh may take away the obstacles in the form of COVID-19 epidemic that is impacting the state.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in the message released on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, has said “the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi also denotes the significance of the cycle of birth, life and death. Ganesha, who is also known as the Lord of new beginnings, is worshipped as the remover of obstacles.”
“It is believed that when the idol of the Ganesha is taken out for immersion, it also takes away with it the various obstacles from our lives. May the blessings of Lord Ganesha be upon the people of Goa so that the obstacles of the Covid epidemic and its negative effects are conquered by the people. He is the symbol of dedication, loyalty and protection,” he added.
State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in his message has appealed to Goans to strictly adhere to the SoPs and guidelines provided by the Administration. “The safety guidelines are prescribed in-order to celebrate a hassle-free and safe Chaturthi. I pray to the Almighty to take away all the sorrows, pain and stress caused due to the COVID pandemic. Let us all vow for our own as well as the safety of others,” the Chief Minister added.