Kumbh Mela 2019: EAM Swaraj interacts with delegates from 181 countries

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addressed Delegates from 181 countries who attended the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj on Saturday. The meeting with the delegation was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of State for External Affairs General V. K. Singh. She mentioned a meeting with PM Modi where he asked her to take up an initiative to introduce Kumbh to the world. Applauding the initiative envisioned by PM Modi, Swaraj said, “Kumbh has taken place before also, in Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Foreign journalists used to visit to cover it, but we never got to know about it. You, for the first time, envisioned a formal planning to invite one official from each foreign country. And ICCR made it possible. Today 188 people are present here.” The initiative was taken by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to invite one foreign representative from each country of the world to witness the world’s largest gathering of humanity.

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