Bengaluru: After the Karnataka government issued a notification urging people to stop gifting bouquets, garlands, shawls, or presents during civic events and instead provide Kannada books, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) ordered the practise to be stopped with immediate effect.
According to a circular released by the BBMP, the custom of giving bouquets, garlands, shawls, or presents shall be discontinued at all BBMP events.
The Chief Commissioner has issued a circular confirming this and stating that those who disobey will face severe consequences. The Chief Minister, who led a meeting of senior police officials earlier this week, refused to receive a flower bouquet and remarked that the practise of gifting garland, shawls, and bouquets in the name of etiquette should be abolished, calling it “unnecessary.”
Following this, the Chief Secretary issued a circular prohibiting the State government and government-run institutions from giving garland, shawls, flower bouquets, fruit baskets, and memorabilia at meetings and events.
The directives have been issued to all department heads and government undertakings, according to the statement.
The orders have been issued to all department.