"Lord Ganesh Does Not Need DJ-Dolby," Says Devendra Fadnavis

The government's ban on DJ and Dolby sound has created resentment among some Ganesh mandals.

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'Lord Ganesh Does Not Need DJ-Dolby,' Says Devendra Fadnavis

The Ganesh Festival ends Sunday.


Mumbai: 

Defending the ban on DJ and Dolby sound during the Ganesh festival which ends Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Lord Ganesh does not need such hi-tech sound amplifying systems.

The government's ban on DJ and Dolby sound has created resentment among some Ganesh mandals (groups which celebrate the festival in public), but the Bombay High Court upheld it earlier this week.

Speaking to the media after the immersion of Ganesh idol installed at the chief minister's residence 'Varsha' in Mumbai, Mr Fadnavis said, "Lord Ganesh does not need DJ-Dolby, it has become our need, for our enthusiasm.

"Traditional musical instruments are more enjoyable. Loud music causes noise pollution. I think the revelry should not be diminished, but we should also think of environment and traditions," he said.

The government had defended the ban on DJ and Dolby sound in the high court saying that these systems can not be operated without breaching the maximum sound limits permissible under the Noise Pollution Rules.

The government's ban on DJ and Dolby sound has created resentment among some Ganesh mandals (groups which celebrate the festival in public), but the Bombay High Court upheld it earlier this week.

Speaking to the media after the immersion of Ganesh idol installed at the chief minister's residence 'Varsha' in Mumbai, Mr Fadnavis said, "Lord Ganesh does not need DJ-Dolby, it has become our need, for our enthusiasm.

"Traditional musical instruments are more enjoyable. Loud music causes noise pollution. I think the revelry should not be diminished, but we should also think of environment and traditions," he said.

The government had defended the ban on DJ and Dolby sound in the high court saying that these systems can not be operated without breaching the maximum sound limits permissible under the Noise Pollution Rules.

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