Dahi Handi Festival: Dahi Handi is one of the most interesting festival event in Maharashtra and in Goa. Dahi Handi is celebrated next day of Krishnashtami(Krishna Janmashtami). Every year in the month of August and September Dahi Handi Festival is celebrated. This year in 2017 Dahi Handi Fest will be conducted on August 15th. Krishna Janmashtami is on August 14th and Dahi Handi fest is on August 15th.
Dahi Handi Fest: No Height Limit but Children under 14 years should not partcipate:
On Monday Bombay High Court had accepted Maharashtra government proposal. Justices B R Gavai and M S Karnik forced to reduction of human Pyramid height but at last Bombay High Court had said that there is no height limit for human pyramid but children who are below 14 years should not participate in Dahi Handi Fest. Bombay Court had said to Maharashtra Government to take some safety precautions while Dahi Handi Fest is conducting and the precautions are to keep an ambulance were Dahi Handi Fest is conducting and Insurance cover up to 10 Lakhs who are participating in Dahi Handi Festival.
In 2014 High Court had passed an order that below 18 year age people should not participate in Dahi Handi and kept and height limit up to 20 Feet. Now in 2017 Maharashtra Government had kept a new proposal that to remove height limit for Dahi Handi Fest ASG(Additional Solicitor General) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Maharashtra state government, told the court that as per the Child Labour Act, children below 14 years of age will not be allowed to participate in the Dahi Handi Fest because ‘Dahi Handi’ as an adventure sport and at last on Monday Bombay High Court had accepted Maharashtra Government proposal and said that there is no height limit for Human Pyramid in Dahi Handi Fest but Children under 14 years should not participate in Dahi Handi Fest.
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