Port Blair, Nov. 20: The State President, BJP, Shri. Ajoy Bairagi has extended his wishes to the Islanders on the occasion of Chatt Puja. Chatt Puja is dedicated to the sun and his wife Usha, in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.

While the Islanders with the rest of the country are celebrating the Chatt Puja, the nation is also suffering because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. It has become very essential at this time that we avoid gatherings and crowded places.

It is essential for each and every Islander to follow all COVID-19 related protocols to save themselves and their families from the deadly virus. This year the Islanders are requested to celebrate Chatt Puja in their respective homes and not to venture out.

It is also very important for each and every Islander to follow the two golden rules of Maintaining Social Distancing and to use Face Cover at all times in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Let the sun bestow his blessings on us to fight this deadly pandemic and come out as winners to celebrate Chatt Puja in a grandeur manner next year, said Bairagi.