Amidst floods in Western Maharashtra, apex body asks Govinda groups to celebrate with simplicity

While the organisers have been pulling out of the event, the Govinda groups who have been practicing for months, are left hanging and stranded

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Parts of Western Maharashtra have been affected adversely due to floods. Despite the water level receding slowly, people from the affected areas are struggling to find necessary items such as edible food and drinking water. Accordingly, a helping hand has been extended by numerous political parties, NGOs, celebrities. 

After which, now the Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti has requested the Govinda groups to celebrate Dahi Handi with simplicity and either cancel the human pyramid event or go low-key while celebrating. The apex body for Govinda groups has asked them to donate the money to the western Maharashtra flood victims instead. 

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Lakhs of people have been shifted to safer areas after the western part of the state has been grappled by the floodwaters that have inundated numerous towns and villages, majorly in areas of Kolhapur and Sangli.

In the meantime, various big organisers have either turned down the groups or have decided to go low-key with celebrations and donate the money to the flood-affected regions, in the wake of the megafloods in Western Maharashtra and Konkan belt.

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However, this has left the teams participating hanging and worried, as they have practiced for months. Previously, the festivities were scaled down after the Supreme Court had imposed numerous restrictions for the Govinda groups.

However, various politicians have also pulled back from being associated with the event. For instance, BJP MLA Ram Kadam, who is known for his grand Dahi Handi celebrations in Ghatkopar, has recently pulled out from the event. Alongside, Shiv Sena leaders Pratap Sarnaik and Sachin Ahir are likely to scale down the celebrations as well. 

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