January 24, 2021 08:05 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
'Netaji an inspiration for Atmanirbhar Bharat and Sonar Bangla': PM Modi in Kolkata | Mamata Banerjee bursts into fury at Netaji event at Victoria Memorial before PM Modi, protests 'insult' | India should have four capitals including Kolkata: Mamata on Netaji's 125th birth anniversary | Bihar: One killed, 12 injured in bus accident in Vaishali | Himachal: BJP fails to get majority in Hamirpur Zila parishad
Calcutta High Court allows Ganga Sagar Mela GangaSagar Mela

Calcutta High Court allows Ganga Sagar Mela

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jan 2021, 07:17 pm

Kolkata/UNI: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday gave green light to Ganga Sagar Mela at Sagar island where several thousand pilgrims would take a holy dip tomorrow, on the day of Makarsankranti.

A division bench, headed by Chief Justice T B Radhakrishan, issued the ruling after being satisfied with arrangements made by the state government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The chief secretary and the health secretary submitted affidavits affirming the measures for Ganga Sagar Mela to combat coronavirus.

The state government for the first time made provision for the pilgrims to watch the mela live on the internet.

Pilgrims can also book an online pilgrimage comprising Ganga Jal in a container, prasad, holy tika for e-snan (e-holy dip).