Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police Chief Anil Kant assessed the security arrangements to be made in advance of the Onam celebrations on Thursday and issued instructions to senior police officers and district police chiefs via video conference.
“In the context of COVID-19, all types of Onam celebrations should be kept to a minimum,” Police Chief Anil Kant said at the meeting.
“Onam feasts and other celebrations should take place inside homes. Those who visit beaches and tourist attractions must follow all COVID-19 regulations “He went on to say
During the Onam period, the State Police chief also directed that night patrols be increased.
“The police should be on the lookout for thieves. Special patrols will be stationed in areas where guest workers will be staying. Pink police officers patrolling on bicycles and bikes in public places will be expanded “He continued.
The state police chief also directed that the Janamaithri beat and women’s police cells diversify their operations.
Malayalees celebrate Onam, a harvest festival. The date is based on the Panchangam, which falls on the 22nd Nakshatra Thiruvonam in the month Chingam of the Malayalam calendar, which falls between August and September in the Gregorian calendar.