New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a holy dip in the river Ganges during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj. Taking the dip at Triveni Sangam, the Prime Minister prayed for the well being of the 130 crore Indians.
He wore a black robe and took the dip following which he performed an aarti at the Triveni Ghat. PM Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sharing a video of the holy dip, PM Modi said, "Had the good fortune of taking a holy dip at the #Kumbh. Prayed for the well being of 130 Crore Indians."
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2019
At the Kumbh, PM Modi participated in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
He also distributed the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to 'Safai karmacharis' (sanitation employees), 'swachhagrahis', police personnel and 'naviks' (boatmen).
The Kumbh Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati river.
(With inputs from ANI)