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UP CM Yogi Adityanath inspects arrangements for Kumbh Mela

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 December 2018, 11:39 IST
Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inspected preparations for the upcoming Kumbh Mela.

While speaking to the media, Adityanath said, "With the Centre and state's support, I am certain Kumbh, which is the world biggest spiritual and cultural festival, will be a grand success. Both central and state government have together developed the infrastructure for the mela. A major part of the work will be done by December 15. Prime Minister will come to Prayagraj for the opening of the Kumbh."

On Thursday, Adityanath had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the arrangements for the upcoming Kumbh Mela to be held in Prayagraj (earlier Allahabad).

The 45-day festival will start on January 15, 2019.

Millions of Hindu devotees attend the mela with the belief that taking a dip in the waters of the holy river will cleanse their sins.

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First published: 9 December 2018, 11:39 IST