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Let Kumbh Mela be symbolic given Covid situation, says PM Modi
He further added that all kinds of assistance will be provided for the well-being of the saints.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took to Twitter and said that the Kumbh Mela should be made symbolic because of the Covid situation in the country. He said he got an update on the health of the Niranjan Akhada seers who had tested positive following the Kumbh Mela that was held in Haridwar in the past week.
In a Twitter post, PM Modi said that he has had a phone call with Swami Awadheshanand Giri to enquire about the health of the saints. He further added that all kinds of assistance will be provided for the well-being of the saints.
“Two royal baths at the Kumbh Mela have taken place so far, lets keep the proceedings at Kumbh symbolic, it will help in providing strength to fight against the Corona crisis,” the Prime Minister said on Saturday.
In a response, Swami Avdheshanand expressed his gratitude for PM’s phone call. He also took the opportunity to appeal to the people to abide by Covid guidelines for their safety amid the dire situation.
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat also responded to the PM’s message urging the saints and devotees to observe Covid protocols and cooperate in the fight against Covid-19. He also assured that the Modi government is committed to protect and assist the community of saints.