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More to remember & cheer at the largest religious congregation in world

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 5 2019 11:24AM
More to remember & cheer at the largest religious congregation in world
By Shri Ram Shaw The 49 days long Prayagraj Kumbh Mela finally concludes New Delhi/Lucknow, Mar 05 (HS): The 49-day Prayagraj Kumbh Mela, branded as ‘Divya Kumbh, Bhavya Kumbh’ - the largest religious congregation in the world, which began from Makar Sankranti, has finally concluded with the auspicious bath on Maha Shivratri. Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath formally concluded the Mela. The Uttar Pradesh government had made elaborate arrangements to enable the pilgrims as well as other visitors to have a comfortable stay at Kumbh. MAJOR TAKEAWAYS 24 crore devotees took the holy dip at sangam Around 24 crore devotees from across the world took the holy dip at sangam during six main bathing festivals of the Kumbh. Many Prominent personalities, who visited the Kumbh included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ramnath Kovind, PM of Mauritius Pravind Jugunath, BJP president Amit Shah, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav. Kumbh makes it to the Guinness World Records Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 has been placed in the Guinness World Records in three sectors. It includes largest traffic and crowd management plan, the biggest painting exercise of public sites under paint my city scheme and biggest sanitation and waste disposal mechanism. A three member team from Guinness World Records visited the Prayagraj for this purpose. Exercise at large scale were done before the team members for three days from February 28 to March 3. 503 shuttle buses for visitors and Guinness team Around 503 shuttle buses were pressed into service in one go for the visitors and three member team from Guinness World Records on February 28 on the highway. Several people participated in painting exercise on March 1 and 10 thousand workers engaged in cleaning at Prayagraj Kumbh performing their duties all together. 250 delegates from 192 countries visited Kumbh Delegates from all over the world visited the Sangam in Prayagraj to see Kumbh mela. Sangam is the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the Saraswati rivers in Prayagraj. 250 delegates from 192 countries visited holy city Prayagraj to experience the grand festival of spirituality, faith and harmony under the theme of global participation in Kumbh 2019. These guests witnessed various wonderful aspects of Kumbh along with Akshay Vat and Saraswati koop. Everything with new look in Prayagraj Kumbh In Prayagraj Kumbh Mela everything had its new look with the change of time. Lost and found centres or Khoya-Paya Kendra were an integral part of Kumbh Mela since long time in the history of this human congregation. This time these centres at the ongoing Prayagraj Kumbh came up with new state of art technologies and communication tools. The sprawling Kumbh Mela area had extant over 20 sectors and they were covered by 15 lost and found centres. Web-based information system, geo-tagging of different sectors had been done, so when someone complained to police the complainant was automatically located. Mass messaging system was used by police on social media besides public address miking system and audiovisual displays. Sanyas Diksha performed at Kumbh for 1st time First the first time at Prayagraj Kumbh, about 800 saints were given Sanyas Diksha at Dashanami Juna Akhara. All religious ceremonies were completed on the bank of river Ganga. Ceremony was initiated with the shaving of head of saints and taking holy dip in the River. Barbers were called from Haridwar and Varanasi for the purpose. Several rituals were performed at the camp of the Akhara and on the bank of the River including Diksha by Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Akhara Swami Awadeshanand Maharaj. Saints who were given Sanyas Diksha include six from abroad. They were given Sanyas Diksha after close monitoring of their behaviour during three years in the Akhara. UP State Cabinet meeting held for the first time First time in the history of Kumbh, UP State government''s cabinet meeting was held at Prayagraj Kumbh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath chaired the meeting. Before attending the cabinet Yogi worshipped at Hanuman Temple at Sangam and visited Akshya Vat. Most of the UP Cabinet Ministers including both Dy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dr Dinesh Sharma attended the meeting. Cabinet decided to construct 600 km long Ganga Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj with a cost of Rs 36,000 crores to provide better connectivity from Western districts to Prayagraj. Cabinet also approved proposal of Gorakhpur link road project connecting Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar with Purvanchal expressway at a cost of Rs 5,555 crore. Hindusthan Samachar/Shri Ram Shaw
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