PRLog - Sep. 18, 2012 - MUMBAI, India -- The festive season in India has begun. Starting September, the festive calendar beams with the arrival of Shree Ganesha into our homes, the celebration of victory of Good over Evil (Dashera), the return of Lord Rama (Diwali), the birth of Christ before we finally bid 2012 goodbye.
The celebrations along with the fun, excitement, Family get-togethers and re-unions also bring fatigue due to excessive preparations & arrangements undertaken.
In such a scenario, any lapse in concentration can lead to major mishaps. The same can be easily avoided by keeping the following thumb rules in mind and keeping emergency numbers of police, fire brigade and Ambulance:
To avoid possible dangers during Visarjan you should keep in mind a few simple things. Make your Ganesh Chaturthi happier and safe by following certain rules of thumb.
The responsibility of guiding the procession should be entrusted to at least two persons. One should guide the road traffic and other should lead the procession through the correct route.
There should be at least four people to hold the ropes form both the sides of the processions. This will help the processions to move ahead easily and will be convenient for vehicles to avoid accidents. You can also ask the mothers taking part in the procession to take care of their own children as they are most prone to accidents
Avoid lighting crackers while the processions are moving on the road. This will help avoid pollution. Happiness and joy is better enjoyed when everybody’s safety is ensured
Precautions at the sea-shore
If the idol is too big you can arrange for a boat. At least three to four men who can swim should enter the sea. Keep the children away from this task. Make sure that the life-guards are present at the sea-shore. Make sure that you do not throw the garlands and flowers offered to the idol in the sea. Immerse the idol in artificial ponds created by the government if available. Also, keep an ambulance service at bay since last moment availability in case of any mishap might be difficult, due to the festive occasion. In any mishap during the procession near sea shore make sure you call the Ambulance which will provide immediate assistance during any medical scenario.
Try to celebrate Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi as far as you can. This will makeGanesh Visarjan safer for you and others too. As pollution hazards are increasing day by day one can look at buying small Ganesh idols. All the Ganesh idols either small or big give equal amount of blessings to devotees. Remember that safe celebration means unlimited happiness and blessings form Lord Ganesh.
Last and more importantly, don’t let the celebrations act as a hindrance to those who need medical attention. Give way to Ambulances.
Wish you all a happy festive season ahead.