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PM Modi to attend closing ceremony of ‘spiritual Kumbh’ in Ujjain

PTI 29 Apr 2016, 21:16:07 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the closing ceremony of a ‘spiritual Kumbh’—a confluence of inter-faith spiritual leaders—on May 14 in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city.

As part of month-long Simhastha festival, which began on April 22, being held in Ujjain, a three-day spiritual Kumbh will be conducted between May 12 and 14 during which leaders of various faiths and from across the world will deliberate on various measures of people’s welfare, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said today.

The Prime Minister will be attending the closing ceremony of the spiritual Kumbh, he told reporters here.

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Earlier during the day, Chouhan held a meeting with representatives of about 65 nations including Cuba, Paraguay, and Colombia at External Affairs Ministry’s office in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan.

‘Simhastha’ is going to be a confluence of thoughts and ideologies, which will mainly be focused on spirituality and religion, Chouhan said.

Simhastha, a bathing festival celebrated once in twelve years, is being held in Ujjain from April 22. It will conclude on May 21. Lakhs of people are expected to take bath in Kshipra river in Ujjain during this month-long religious event.