GORAKHPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is also the head priest of the Gorakhpur temple in Gorakhpur, visited here and offered his prayers on the second day of the year.
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On Monday, Adityanath interacted with people at Gorakhnath temple and was briefed by officials about preparations regarding Makar Sankranti celebrations, Khichdi Mela and Gorakhpur Mahotsav which will be held from January 11 to January 13.
The Uttar Pradesh CM also directed the departments concerned to complete preparations for the 2019 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad 'well in time' for its smooth conduct.
"All preparations should be completed well in time and in a concrete manner, so the event is held successfully. The Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela-2019 are important from religious and tourism point of view," a government statement quoted him as saying.
He, yesterday, interacted with seers of the Akhada Parishad and the Allahabad administration while reviewing preparations for the Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela.
"The Kumbh Mela has attracted the attention of the United Nations. UNESCO has included the Kumbh Mela in its list of global intangible cultural heritage," he had said.