Navratri 2023: Maharashtra government extends cut-off date to worth loudspeakers until middle of the night on Saturday | Mumbai Information newsfragment

MUMBAI: In a morale spice up to Navratra revellers, the order govt on Friday prolonged the cut-off date for the worth of loudspeakers upto middle of the night to the 3 ultimate days of Navratra.
Permission had already been granted for Sunday October 22 (Ashtami) and Monday October 23 (Navami). On Friday the order allowed the prolonged worth of loudspeakers for Saturday October 21 too. The year marks the remarkable confluence of Saptami and the weekend.
A tide of happiness was once palpable within the wake of the form. Singer Parthiv Gohil mentioned from his NESCO garba in Goregaon, “We are happy that the government has respected the feelings of artistes and dancers. This is a cosmopolitan festival which everyone celebrates.”
At Kora Kendra, Borivli, organiser Ganesh Naidu mentioned he anticipated 20,000 folk to reach on Saturday owing to the extension. “On Friday we had a crowd of 15,000 despite the show ending at 10.00pm. But we had requested for an extension for four days. The government has given just three.”
At Sanskriti Durga Puja in Borivli, 75-year-old Muktamala Sarkar and her pals have been discussing precisely this. “This is the first full-fledged Durga Puja after Covid, so they are saying they can enjoy to their heart’s content,” laughed her son Gautam.
Musician Vishal Butiya, who runs his personal band named Kulswamini Beats in Andheri, was once glad to play games longer.

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