Losing someone from the family or a loved one is always saddening. The pain becomes more when there are difficulties in performing religious ceremonies of the deceased.
The current lockdown has proved to be one such obstruction for many people who are not able to immerse the ashes of the deceased.
Realizing this, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced to run special buses to enable people to immerse the ashes of their family members who lost their lives during the lockdown period.
He asked officials to hold talks with the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh governments to agree on the operation of buses.
While taking this humane decision, Gehlot said it is extremely unfortunate and painful that the grieving families could not go to immerse the ashes after the death of their family member due to the lockdown. The state government is aware of this situation. Keeping this aspect in mind, it has been decided to run these special buses, he added.
Immersing ashes of the deceased family members is essential as per the Hindu traditions and many people are waiting for the lockdown period to end so that they can go to Haridwar and other pious places to immerse ashes of their late family member.
Due to restrictions, the condolence meetings are also not being organized and bereaved family members, relatives, friends etc are praying at their respective homes for their departed loved ones.
Therefore, this decision will give some solace as this essential ritual will no will now be possible after the decision of Gehlot.