Taj Mahotsav, an annual 10-day (from 18 to 27 February) event at Shilpgram in Agra has been cancelled due to the fear of Covid-19 spread, officials said on Saturday.
The Taj Mahotsav, organized by Taj Mahotsav Committee is 10 days long carnival that gives you information about India where you can find India’s rich arts, crafts, cultures, cuisine, dance, and music. Taj Mahal is the most beautiful historical place in India which tells about incredible India.
The Agra tourism circles expressed disappointment over the cancellation of the event which attracts tourists from all walks of life each year and artisans from across the country to display their arts at the Shilpgram complex, situated on the brink of the Taj Mahal.
Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar has confirmed that because of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, it might not be possible to hold the 10-day event this year.
Nine fresh Covid-19 cases were reported here in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 10,348.
So far there have been 171 fatalities. Besides, the amount of active cases within the district has dropped to 136.
However, in an absolutely contradictory situation, various health activists have questioned the district administration’s decision to permit ‘Mid Night Bazar’ at the Kothi Meena Bazar ground.
“If Taj Mahotsava can’t be allowed, how can the district officials give nod to another commercial carnival?” the activists queried.