Narendra Modi in Ujjain for Simhastha mahakumbh


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Ujjain to participate in an ongoing conference at the Simhasta Kumbh mela.

"Leaving for Ujjain, where I will join International Convention on Universal Message of Simhasth,” Modi tweeted.

The Simhast Kumbh mela, that began in April, has been internationalised this year. Ujjain is among the four cities where the Maha Kumbh is celebrated every 12 years, drawing millions of peoples for a holy dip. The other three are Haridwar, Allahabad and Nashik.

Many foreign envoys in Delhi are expected to join. The president of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, pulled out last week amidst political turbulence in Kathmandu. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be present.