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Set to begin on the auspicious date of Makar Sankranti – January 14, 2021 in Haridwar; this grand religious fair will be different this time because of the current COVID – 19 pandemic. To control overcrowding and ensure safety from the potential virus infection risk, the Uttarakhand government has decided to take some strict steps.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawathas said, “Passes will be issued to devotees as the congregation will be numerically restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.”
His decision is unanimously backed by the saints and seers for capping the number of devotees because of the coronavirus pandemic. For the very first time in the history of Kumbha Mela in Haridwar such a decision has been made. But considering the safety of people against coronavirus, this is necessary.
The state government is preparing to host this fair, which is attended by lakhs of pilgrims, being one of the biggest religious fairs in the world. Photographers and videographers from across the continents are also crazy for this fair.
All the arrangements of the fair are required to be completed by December, as per the government. The officials are also instructed to ensure that pilgrims and visitors are adhering to all COVID-19 protocols.