Along with a delegation of 3,000 non-resident Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Sangam city on January 24 to take part in Kumbh Mela. However, no official word has been received for the PM’s proposed visit.
With the first bathing on Makar Sankranti on January 15, Ardh Kumbh has begun.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, PM Modi will inaugurate the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
For the first time, the three-day long convention is being organized in Varanasi from 21-23 January. The theme of PBD convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India".
In reverence to the sentiments of the larger diaspora to participate in Kumbh Mela and Republic Day celebrations, the 15th PBD Convention is being organised from 21 to 23 January 2019 instead of 9th January. After the Convention, participants will visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela on 24th January. They will then proceed to Delhi on 25th January and witness the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi on 26th January 2019.