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Preparations Underway For Kumbh Mela 2019

Preparations Underway For Kumbh Mela 2019

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jan 2019 2:40 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Kumbh represents glorious traditions of India People to get an opportunity to be connected with their celebrated past in Kumbh starting in Prayagraj from January 15. This holy event is organized at four places in the country. The event held at Prayagraj in itself is the subject of special curiosity and attraction for the country and the world. Following the efforts made by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, UNESCO, keeping the importance of Kumbh in view, has included it in the list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". Kumbh starts with the worshipping of Ganga Ji. The Prime Minister has launched the Kumbh by worshipping Ganga on December 16, 2018.

For the first time, development of 10 ghats and riverfront conservation work has been undertaken in the Mela area. The conception of linking Prayagraj with all the three routes- air, road, and waterways- has been fully realized. Indian Inland Waterways Authority has set up 05 jetties in the Mela area. Walls of 20 lakh square metres are being decorated here to give a glimpse of Indian culture, through pictures, to the visitors. Also, arrangements are being made two set up Ganga Pandal with a capacity of 10,000 persons', Pravachan Pandal with a capacity of 1,000 and 04 cultural pavilions, where cultural programmes will be staged continuously. Besides arrangements of Yatri Nivas are being made for the first time for stay of 20,000 common devotees.

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