Due to Swine flu, Dahi Handi 2009 celebrations on August 14 has been toned down or cancelled. Even a small Dahi Handi celebration in a small street corner in
Some of the most popular Dahi Handi celebrations in
All the big Ganesh mandals in Pune city have decided to cancel the Dahi Handi celebrations. Some of the Ganesh Mandal committees that had collected money for Dahi Handi celebrations will now contribute it for buying masks for citizens.
The need of the hour is to be socially responsible and it is good to note that people and religious organizations are displaying a sense of social responsibility and avoiding crowding in the name of festivals.