Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that the state government is committed to holding the 2021 Kumbh Mela in a divine and grand form. He said this while meeting the Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) head, general secretary and other office bearers to discuss the Kumbh Mela to be held in Haridwar next year.
Reviewing the construction works being undertaken for the Kumbh Mela, Rawat directed that all permanent and temporary works should be completed before December 15. On the suggestions received from the Akhadas, the CM directed that the bathing ghats being constructed at Neeldhara and other places be named after the tutelary deities of the 13 Akhadas. The Mela should be organised in the same area as in 2010, the Mansa Devi hill bypass should be used during the Mela and the construction of internal roads should be expedited, he directed. Referring to Covid-19 pandemic, he said that the whole world is grappling with this crisis which has hampered the speed of works at all levels. Decisions would be taken according to the place, time and situation as it is difficult to forecast how the situation will be in the future.
Urban Development minister Madan Kaushik, ABAP head Mahant Narendra Giri, Kumbh Mela officer Deepak Rawat also spoke in the meeting. Chief secretary Om Prakash, director general (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar and office bearers of the ABAP were also present in the meeting.
Sunday, 30 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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