Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth visits Kumbh at Prayagraj

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth visited the Sangam city and participated in the Kumbh Mela which is spread on the banks of Ganga and Yamuna. He was part of the PBD delegation which arrived in Prayagraj to witness the grandeur of Kumbh Mela.

He also took a holy dip in Sangam and wished for better ties with India.

Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius being welcomed by Gen VK Singh, Indian Minister of State of External Affairs at the Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj. Photo: Connected to India
Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius being welcomed by Gen VK Singh, Indian Minister of State of External Affairs at the Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj. Photo: Connected to India

Jugnauth was welcomed by Gen VK Singh, Minister of State of External Affairs, Siddharta Nath Singh, Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Tourism Minister of Uttar Pradesh at the Bamrauli Airport of Prayagraj.

Talking to mediapersons, Mauritius Prime Minister thanked the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting him as a chief guest of the 15th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi.

Pravind Jugnauth along with his wife Kobita Jugnauth paying obesience at sacred Akshayavat, the immortal banyan tree located inside the Allahabad Fort. Photo: Connected to India
Pravind Jugnauth along with his wife Kobita Jugnauth paying obesience at sacred Akshayavat, the immortal banyan tree located inside the Allahabad Fort. Photo: Connected to India

He also appreciated the arrangements made for the Kumbh Mela and said coming to Prayagraj after Varanasi was a unique spiritual experience for him, his wife and the delegation.

I wish my visit will further consolidate the already strong bond that exists between India and Mauritius," he added.

Mauritius Prime Minister was accompanied by his wife Kobita Jugnauth and led a 25-member delegation.

Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius also went to Kumbh’s newly developed integrated command and control centre in Prayagraj. Photo: Connected to India
Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius also went to Kumbh’s newly developed integrated command and control centre in Prayagraj. Photo: Connected to India

Later the delegation went to Sangam where the Mauritius Prime Minister took holy dip and  relived the spiritual existence. He also visited  Bade Hanuman temple and offered prayers. After that, he went to Kumbh’s newly developed integrated command and control centre in Prayagraj.

They also paid obeisance to the sacred Akshayvat, the immortal banyan tree located inside the Allahabad Fort.

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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