Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has expressed gratitude at the successful conclusion of the second Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela with observance of the Covid guidelines. Addressing media persons virtually on Monday evening, the CM said that considerable enthusiasm was seen among the devotees for the second Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela. It is being estimated that nearly 35 lakh devotees would have bathed in the Ganga by the end of the Shahi Snan, he said. Rawat said, “There are various challenges in organising the Kumbh amidst the conditions created by Covid-19. However, our government has accepted this challenge and is holding the Kumbh in a divine, grand and safe manner. Care is being taken to ensure all facilities for members of the religious fraternity while officials have also been directed to ensure that the devotees do not face any problems.”
Regardng the ‘Tika Utsav’ for Covid vaccination in the state, Rawat said that all arrangements are complete. Officials have been directed to facilitate vaccination from the district to block and Nyay Panchayat levels. Compared to other states, Uttarakhand is a considerably better position regarding vaccination, he added.