Nov. 7, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will perform the country’s largest Laxmi Puja on Diwali.
“This time on Diwali we all Delhiites will do Lakshmi Pujan together. I will worship Goddess Laxmi along with all my ministers at 7.39 pm on Deepawali, November 14, which will be broadcast live on TV channels,” CM Arvind Kejriwal said in a statement.
“During this time, all people should turn on the televisions in their homes and worship Goddess Lakshmi with us in one voice. If two crore people of Delhi together perform Lakshmi Puja in one voice, then every family of Delhi will be blessed,” the statement.
Earlier, CM Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to the citizens of Delhi to join in the Diwali celebrations this year by performing Lakshmi Puja at their homes.
The CM had also appealed to the people of Delhi to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali in order to control the rapidly increasing levels of air pollution.
He said that he hoped this will be the last year to see northern India suffer due to air pollution because Delhi has provided a sustainable alternative to stubble burning with the newly-developed bio-decomposer technique.