Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday (June 21) held a meeting with the members of Akhara Parishad to take a call on the Mahakumbh-2021 and said the decision will be taken by February 2021.
CM Rawat took to his official Twitter account and wrote, "Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances, a decision will be taken by the government along with the Akhada Parishad regarding Mahakumbh-2021 in February next year."
He added, "I assure you that Kumbh Mela will be organized according to the tradition of Sanatan Dharma."
CM Rawat also said that Mahant Harigiri Ji Maharaj of Akhara Parishad told that the Mahatmas of all the akharas mutually agreed that the Mahakumbh Mela should be organized as per schedule.
महाकुंभ-2021 के स्वरूप, स्तर को लेकर सरकार द्वारा अगले वर्ष फरवरी माह में अखाड़ा परिषद के साथ बैठकर तथा उनके मागदर्शन में तत्कालीन परिस्थितियों को देखते हुए निर्णय लिया जाएगा। मैं आश्वस्त करता हूँ कि कुंभ मेले का आयोजन सनातन धर्म की परम्परा के अनुसार होगा ।
— Trivendra Singh Rawat (@tsrawatbjp) June 21, 2020
Earlier yesterday, CM Rawat along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar held a detailed discussion over Kawad Yatra through video conferencing and decided to suspend the Kanwar Yatra amid the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.