kumbh-mela-prayagraj-ngt-waste-managementUttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik also spoke on this occasion, and congratulated the chief minister for the successful Kumbh

Allahabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday congratulated ministers, officials and sanitation workers for making the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest gathering of religious pilgrims, a successful event. The chief minister also announced an award, Kumbh Seva Medal, for security personnel deployed at the event which was held here from January 14 to March 4. Yogi Adityanath said,

More than 24 crore people have taken the holy dip in the Sangam till now. The Kumbh held at Prayagraj (the new name for Allahabad) will always be remembered for many reasons across the globe, especially for innovations used for cleanliness.

He said this was the first time that event had a logo with a tagline, Sarvasiddhiprad Kumbh. Moreover, for the first time, “over 6,000 organisations participated in the Kumbh Mela”, the chief minister said.

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He said to honour the tradition and culture of India, representatives of 193 countries attended the event. The chief minister also said that “a lot more things have happened in this Kumbh Mela for the first time like more than 3,000 Non Resident Indians took the holy dip in Sangam.”

Devotees also got an opportunity for the first time to see the Akshay Vat after 450 years, he said Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath said that under his guidance the Kumbh Mela has made its presence felt globally. He said,

For the first time, with the inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UNESCO recognised Kumbh as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik also spoke on this occasion, and congratulated the chief minister for the successful Kumbh.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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