Setting an example of religious and cultural harmony, Superintendent of Police, Ranchi (Rural) Naushad Alam, offered prayers to Lord Bhaskar along with devotees at Chhat Ghat in Namkum. Originally from Bihar, the SP (Rural) offered arghya to the Sun God with the devotees at the banks of Swarnrekha River near Namkum Station and Sidroll Joda Temple Pond. He performed all the rituals like other devotees and prayed for the well-being of people.
During Chhath Puja, it is commonly seen that people from other religions offer prayers and distribute fruits and other offerings to the chhath devotees going to the ghats. It is also one of the few Hindu festivals that transcend the rigid caste system, and believes in “equality, fraternity, unity and integrity”. Every devotee- elite or middle class prepare similar prasad and other items to offer to Lord Sun. All the devotees without any distinction in caste, colour, or economy, arrive at the bank of rivers or ponds and offer prayers.