Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated the administration for their effort and "excellent work" for Gangasagar mela that concluded yesterday.
"I congratulate my full state government team, DM, SP of South 24-Parganas and their entire team for excellent work. I also thank social organisations, NGOs, Clubs and local people for all their continuous co-operation and support. I also express my great respect to Mahanta ji of Kapil Muni Ashrama.
My best wishes to all," Banerjee posted on her Facebook wall. "On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, more than 20 lakh pilgrims from all over the country visited Gangasagar to take holy dip and visit Kapil Muni Temple to offer prayers," she posted.
"I also thank social organisations, NGOs, Clubs and local people for all their continuous co-operation and support.
"Leaders of different faiths were present. It was a huge congregation of people in the Gangasagar Mela. Over the last 10 days, thousands and thousands of these people also visited religious places and other places of tourist attraction in Kolkata and other parts of Bengal," she said.
"Our entire state administration has done excellent work to facilitate smooth conduct of this mammoth affair," Banerjee posted.