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Kumbh succeeded in big way to send out message of sanitation to society: PM Modi

Kumbh Mela earlier used to be talked about only for Naga sadhu, saints and spiritual reasons, but this year s mega gathering has succeeded in a big way to send out a message of sanitation to the society, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday. Nearly 1.5 crore people gathered on Sunday for the third shahi snan at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, even as the chill in the air failed to dampen the spirit of devotees. He was addressing a huge gathering, at an event in Vrindavan to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a Bengaluru-based NGO which work with the government on mid-day meal scheme. This year s Kumbh has succeeded in big way to send out a message of sanitation to society, he said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in his address, expressed his appreciation for Akshaya Patra for serving safe, hygienic meals to pilgrims at Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. Modi said, this is the first ...

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