Prayagraj, February 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a holy dip at Sangam Triveni in Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh Mela. Before taking a dip, PM Narendra Modi performed Ganga Aarti at the Sangam Ghat. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present there. The PM tweeted, “Had the good fortune of taking a holy dip at the #Kumbh. Prayed for the well being of 130 Crore Indians.”
Video of PM Modi taking a holy dip at Kumbh:
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The Prime Minister also washed feet of sanitation workers in Prayagraj before taking the holy dip. Later in the day, PM Modi will address the ‘Swachh Kumbh, Swachh Aabhaar’ programme in Prayagraj.
Here is the video:
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Earlier in the day, the PM launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme transferring the first instalment of Rs 2,000 each to over one crore farmers, as he slammed the opposition alleging they "remember farmers once in 10 years -- just before elections". Initiating the electronic transfer of Rs 2,000 each, he said the first instalment of money under the scheme has been deposited in accounts of 1.01 crore farmers and those who have been left out will get it soon. The Prime Minister started his speech by chanting 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' and said that for his government, the Rs 75,000-crore scheme is not an election promise.
Meanwhile, on February 13, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, Adityanath along with several other leaders, took a holy dip in the Sangam in Prayagraj during the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was also seen among the other leaders taking a holy dip. After the shahi snan, Shah and Aditynath performed an 'aarti' at the Sangam.