The Shirgao Zatra will be celebrated on May 9 and preparations for the same have begun well in advance. The committee members of Shree Lairai Sansthan Shirgao-Bicholim will celebrate a plastic-free Shirgao Zatra in order to protect the environment. The fasting Chowgules (pious devotees of goddess Lairai) began fasting on May 1 while the Dhonds began with their fast on May 5. The fast is observed in order to participate in the homkhan walk during the zatra. The devotees have begun gathering fire wood which they will arrange in the homkhan shape.
The Shree Lairai Sansthan Committee comprises president, Mahadev Gaonkar; secretary, Gauresh Gaonkar; treasurer, Amit Gaonkar; attorney, Subhash Gaonkar; vice president, Gajanan Gaonkar; joint secretary, Mahesh Gaonkar; joint treasurer, Dilesh Gaonkar and joint attorney, Vimladhar Gaonkar.