West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a conference on Wednesday relating to preparations for the Gangasagar Mela 2024 at the State Secretariat, Nabanna.
The conference was gone to by cabinet ministers and secretaries of various departments.
Throughout the conference, Mamata Banerjee revealed that the fair would be accepted substantial security and facilities. This consists of a rigorous authorities vigil, 200 km of barriers, 1150 CCTV video cameras, 20 drones, 2400 civil defence forces, and 50 fire truck. In addition, there will be mishap insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh per individual, 6,500 volunteers, and 10,000 toilets.
” There will be stringent authorities vigil … 200 kilometres long barriers to manage the crowd, 1150 CCTV video cameras, 20 drones, 2400 civil defence forces, and 50 fire truck will exist in the reasonable from January 9-17. There will be mishap insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh per individual. 6,500 volunteers and an arrangement of 10,000 toilets will likewise exist,” Mamata Banerjee stated.
The Gangasagar Mela 2024 will begin on January 8 and end on January 17.
The Chief Minister likewise directed the administration to keep a close watch to prevent any unfortunate events in this regard. Mamata likewise asked the media to make plans to telecast this aarti live. Apart from this, she likewise notified that the variety of buses is being increased for the benefit of pilgrims.
” Our objective is to have an environment-friendly and green Ganasagar fair. To make the whole reasonable plastic-free, we will offer eco-friendly bring bags,” the CM stated.
Even more, she stated, “300 beds will be established for medical centers. In addition, there will likewise be plans for an extensive care system in Sagar, and emergency treatment centers will be readily available all over at the reasonable. Enough medical professionals, nurses, and paramedics will exist all over. In addition, plans have actually been produced air ambulances and water ambulances, amounting to 61 ambulances.”
” 10,000 authorities workers will be released for the occasion. There will likewise be plans for patrolling the river,” the Chief Minister included.
” Unless necessary, VIPs will not be allowed to go into the Mela in convoys. This kind of VIP activity in the middle of the crowd can result in concerns,” she mentioned. She even more clarified that this guideline will use to VIPs from other states too.
” Gangasagar, the biggest and earliest living custom in Bengal, has actually been discussed in Indian impressives such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, suggesting its presence as early as 400 BCE. Legends recommend that the very first Kapil Muni temple was built by Queen Satyabhama in 430 ADVERTISEMENT, and today idol was developed by Swami Ramanand in 1437, marking the start of a trip that stays ageless till today,” based on the Gangasagar authorities site.
The Gangasagar Mela is commemorated throughout the advantageous duration of Makar Sankranti. Sankranti describes a duration when the sun transits from one Rashi into another. It is thought that astrologically, the sun goes into the Makar Rashi (home of Saturn), highlighting the value of relationships.
” The story of Gangasagar is that of Moksha. The freedom from the circle of life and death It tells the tale of how Bhagirath released the souls of 60,000 kids from the everlasting flames of hell after performing their last rites with water from the holy Ganges,” based on the Gangasagar Mela site.
” Gangasagar Mela is the world’s second-largest human parish at the confluence of the holy river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal after Kumbh. The island is rather big, with a location of 224.3 km situated on the continental rack of the Bay of Bengal, about 100 km south of Kolkata,” the site mentioned