ABAP seeks land for Bhoo Samadhi before Kumbh Mela
To hold meeting on January 15 to discuss issues including demand for extension of Mela area
The Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP) has sought land in Haridwar for making samadhis of ascetics. The ABAP has demanded that the land be allocated before the Kumbh Mela to be held in Haridwar during 2021.General Secretary of the ABAP, Mahant Hari Giri said that the Kumbh Mela administration and the government should provide space for building mausoleums of ascetics before the commencement of Kumbh Mela.
While talking to media persons, he said that Jal (water) samadhi is prevalent in Haridwar but in view of the pollution of the Ganga river this practice should be replaced by Bhoo Samadhi (burial). The Kumbh Mela administration and State government should provide the land required for this, he added. In case an ascetic expires, Jal Samadhi during the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will sent the wrong message compared to the efforts being undertaken by the government and other organisations to ensure cleanliness of the Ganga river.
The ABAP general secretary also reiterated the demand for expanding the Kumbh Mela area, adding that the basic facilities should be provided for in the expanded area too. He further informed that a meeting of the ABAP will be held on January 15. Discussion will be held with the Kumbh Mela administration about the extension of the Kumbh Mela area and allotment of land for the Samadhi. The authorities concerned should expedite Kumbh Mela works and provide basic facilities to the people where the Mela area is to be expanded so that there is no inconvenience to those who come here.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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