Mission heads from 71 different countries visited Prayagraj and made a first-hand assessment of the preparations for upcoming Kumbh Mela on January 24, 2019.
The envoys inspected and appreciated the elaborate security arrangements and facilities for devotees set up by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.
Escorted by Minister of State for External Affairs Gen(Retd.) V K Singh, the envoys flew in a special flight from New Delhi to Prayagraj.
Upon arrival, the envoys were received by Sidharth Nath Singh, the Minister of Health with UP Government and a posse of top officials from the police and the administration.
The delegation toured the area and attended an interactive session where they asked several questions related to the event, surrounding the security and facilities for the pilgrims and visitors.
Kumbh Mela, world's largest religious congregation, has been recognised and inscribed by Unesco last year as "intangible cultural heritage of humanity."
This time it is being held on January 24, 2019 in Prayagraj and is preceded by Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 21, 22, 23 at Varanasi. UP CM Adityanath has vowed to make Kumbh as the most spectacular event in the country.