Diwali celebrated in Rajasthan sans fireworks

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Jaipur, Nov 14 (PTI) Diwali was celebrated on Saturday in parts of Rajasthan where people exchanged greetings and sweets.

This year, the festival is being celebrated without firecrackers as the state government has imposed a ban on its sale and in view of the possibility of health problems to coronavirus patients due to smoke.

However, there was little impact of the pandemic on markets as people were seen in large numbers purchasing products.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted that people celebrated Dhanteras and Chhoti Diwali without fireworks, hoping there would be no bursting of the crackers on the night of Diwali.

He appealed to the people celebrate the festival by lighting earthen lamps and not to use firecrackers.

Houses and buildings were decked up with lights, flowers and other decorative stuffs, as well as 'rangoli' designs on the floor.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the festival. PTI SDA HMB