PM Modi leaves for Ujjain to join conference at Simhasta Kumbh mela

The conference, spread over several sessions, is part of the ongoing Simhasta Kumbh mela on the banks of Kshipra river.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2016 10:05:39 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Ujjain to participate in an ongoing conference at the Simhasta Kumbh mela.

“Leaving for Ujjain, where I will join International Convention on Universal Message of Simhasth,” Modi tweeted.

The conference, spread over several sessions, is part of the ongoing Simhasta Kumbh mela on the banks of Kshipra river.

The Simhast Kumbh mela, that began in April, has been internationalised this year.

Ujjain is among the four cities where the Maha Kumbh is celebrated every 12 years, drawing millions of pilgrims for a holy dip. The other three are Haridwar, Allahabad and Nashik. The BJP government in MP and the NDA government in Delhi decided to host a “spiritual maha kumbh” of religious leaders from across India and the world in Ujjain.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Ujjain to participate in the concluding session of the inter-faith symposium on Saturday.

Many foreign envoys in Delhi are expected to join. The president of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, pulled out last week amidst political turbulence in Kathmandu. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be present.

(With inputs from IANS)

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