NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his family members cancelled an annual programme. This due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year.
The entire Pawar family gathers together at their home in Baramati during Diwali. They meet people, who come from across the state.
“The Pawar family has decided to not celebrate Diwali with the public this year to avoid the spread of Covid-19 among local residents. Those who come all the way to Baramati to greet the family should send greetings from their home,” read the official statement.
The Pawar family urged residents to take preventive measures. They also stated to celebrate the festival safely from their home.