‘Kumbh Mela Ought to Now Be Symbolic’: PM Narendra Modi Urges Seers Amid Battle Towards Covid

New Delhi: In a telephonic dialog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested Swami Avdheshanand Giri to now have the continuing Kumbh Mela in a symbolic method as the two ‘Shahi Snaan’ have concluded and Coronavirus second wave is hovering within the nation.

PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to tell about this dialog. “Spoke to Pujya Swami Avdheshanand Giri ji on the phone today. Got to know about the health of all saints. All the saints are giving all kinds of support to the administration. I thanked them for this,” he wrote.

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“Now that the two Shahi Snaan have taken place, I have requested that the Kumbh be held in a symbolic manner due to the Corona crisis. This will give strength to the fight against this crisis,” he added.

Responding to this request of PM Modi, Swami Avdheshanand has urged folks to not go to Kumbh in giant numbers as seen in current visuals.

His Hindi tweet interprets to: “We honor the call of Hon’ble Prime Minister! Protecting life is a great virtue. I urge the devotees not to come for a bath in large numbers and observe the rules, given the circumstances of the Covid!”.

The Kumbh Mela congregation has brought on lots of fear amid the escalating Coronavirus disaster within the nation. Lakhs of devotees visited Kumbh through the Shahi Snaan, a majority of them have been seen taking the holy dips with out following Covid-19 norms corresponding to sustaining social distancing and even carrying a masks.

Earlier, the Niranjan Akhada introduced curbing the continuing Kumbh Mela on April 17 which is sort of two weeks forward of schedule. This improvement got here after a number of senior BJP leaders in Uttarakhand held a dialogue with the Akhadas looking for an finish to it amid the surge in Covid-19 instances within the state and the nation.

The BJP authorities in Uttarakhand beforehand had introduced that Kumbh Mela will go on as per schedule and finish on April 30.

“Senior BJP leaders met 13 Akhadas with a request to take a decision to wind up the mela seeing the severe situation of Covid. After the discussion, Akhadas have agreed to our request. After the Niranjani Akhada, most of the Akhadas have responded positively to our request and in the next couple of days, they will make the announcement,” news company IANS quoted as senior celebration chief as saying.

“Currently, the state is not in favour of curtailing the Kumbh Mela but seeing the sudden surge of Covid cases, a discussion has started to review the decision. Discussions with the religious channels has also been initiated,” one other senior BJP chief stated.

A number of devotees together with saints from completely different Akhadas have examined constructive for Coronavirus in Haridwar. Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, of Madhya Pradesh’s Nirwani Akhada, one of many 13 primary akhadas within the Kumbh, died from Covid-19 problems at a non-public facility in Haridwar on Thursday.

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