Mira Bhayandar: Cops, Covid-warriors worship the 'other shastra', perform puja on guns, medical equipment

As per an annual tradition, Mumbai Police personnel performed the traditional Shastra Pujan (puja of weapons like guns and rifles) at the Bhayandar police station on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami (Dussehra) on Sunday.

However, with a new enemy of mankind in the form of the deadly coronavirus, it was a rare sight watching Covid-warriors deployed at Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation’s (MBMC) dedicated Covid health center (DCHC) at Late Pramod Mahajan Hall in Bhayandar (East) also conducting the ritual involving medical equipment, which are used to treat coronavirus patients.

Here are a few photos from the occasion:

Mira Bhayandar: Cops, Covid-warriors worship the 'other shastra', perform puja on guns, medical equipment
Mira Bhayandar: Cops, Covid-warriors worship the 'other shastra', perform puja on guns, medical equipment
Mira Bhayandar: Cops, Covid-warriors worship the 'other shastra', perform puja on guns, medical equipment

The prayers of both the government departments were apparently common - the safety of people and freedom from the deadly pandemic.

Vijayadashami is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil as depicted in the mythological tale of Ramayana.

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