Prime Minister Modi To Visit Kumbh Mela, Take A Holy Dip At Sangam Triveni: UPDATES

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the Kumbh at Prayagraj on Sunday, an official statement said on Saturday. 

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the Kumbh at Prayagraj on Sunday, an official statement said on Saturday. 
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PM begins his address at Prayagraj after taking a holy dip at the Kumbh mela, praises the sanitation workers present in the gathering.

"Among Kumbh's organisers, there are also sanitation and cleanliness workers who have ensured that the mega-event is being hailed globally. They have proved that nothing is impossible."

"Without seeking to come into the limelight, the organisers worked from dawn to dusk... but back in Delhi, we were hearing continuously of their good work."

"Kumbh is happening at year when the country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi."

"This year, the country is heading ahead to call itself an open defecation free country before October 2."

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U.P CM Yogi Adityanath addresses the gathering at the 'Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar' event.

 

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PM Modi takes the dias at the 'Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar' in Prayagraj.

 

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PM Modi meets the sanitation workers of Kumbh, interacts with them and honours them.

 

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PM Modi performs Ganga Aarti at the Kumbh Sangam. U.P CM Yogi Adityanath also present. 

 

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Prime Minister performs the aarti after taking holy dip at the Sangam Triveni ghat.

 

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PM Modi takes a holy dip at Sangam Tiveni at Kumbh.

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PM Modi's convoy arrives at Sangam Triveni at Kumbh, Prayagraj, ahead of holy dip. He was received by U.P CM Yogi Adityanath.

 

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PM Modi to arrive at the Kumbh mela shortly. He has reached Prayagraj, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the Kumbh at Prayagraj on Sunday, an official statement said on Saturday. 

PM Modi will take a holy dip at the Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj after which he will interact with the sanitation employee at the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, which is organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Later, he will distribute the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to 'Safai karmacharis' (sanitation employees), 'swachhagrahis', police personnel and 'naviks' (boatmen).

"There will also be the digital announcement of Swachh Seva Samman Benefits package," said the statement issued by Prime Minister's Office.

WATCH: BJP President Amit Shah Takes Holy Dip At Kumbh Mela In Prayagraj, Yogi Adityanath Also Present

Earlier on February 13, BJP party president Amit Shah was at Prayagraj where he took a holy dip at the Kumbh Mela. He was joined by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who took the holy dip for a second time this Kumbh.

Following the holy dip, Amit Shah, along with the seers and saints, also performed an aarti at the Kumbh.

WATCH: Jaw-dropping Visual Of 1.2 Crore Devotees Taking A Holy Dip On The Occasion Of Maghi Purnima At Kumbh Mela

Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi addressed his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast, however suspended the broadcast for March and April saying that he would be back with the programme in May after the Lok Sabha election.

PM Modi began his addressed 'with a heavy heart' and paid tribute to the soldiers who attained martyrdom in the Pulwama terror attack. Not only this, but Prime Minister also spoke about the strength shown by the families of martyrs even in the time of grief.

From giving the stats about Ayushman Bharat scheme to wishing the students for their upcoming board exams, here is the full text of PM Modi's Maan Ki Baat: 

READ: PM Modi Makes Confident Statement, Says Next Mann Ki Baat To Be After 2019 Elections

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