The fresh Covid-19 restrictions have forced the organizers to postpone Coimbatore Vizha, the annual week-long celebration of the spirit of the region that was scheduled to be held from Sunday.
“Based on the current guidelines by the government and discussion with the district administration, the 14th edition of Coimbatore Vizha that was to be held between January 2 and 9 has been postponed,” said a statement that the organizers posted on social media.
“Coimbatore Vizha has always been about responsible celebration and we have taken this decision considering the current turbulent times,” it said. A member of the organizing team said they had held a meeting with the district administration officials on Saturday.
“We were told about the rising number of Covid cases and the state government’s decision to impose tighter restrictions on public gatherings. Subsequently, the decision to postpone the celebrations was taken.”
The Vizha is organised by a group of organizations led by the district chapter of Young Indians. The organizers had planned the first water-screen laser, sound and light show titled “Symphony by the Lake” at Valankulam as part of this year’s Vizha.
The organizers said they were yet to decide on a fresh date. “The new schedule will depend on the Covid situation and the government regulations,” said the member of the organizing team.
So many Coimbatore people were expecting Coimbatore Vizha and were disappointed by the decision of postponing the event. But, we are in need to follow the safety protocols against the spread of Omicron.
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