Hindu Dharma

Ganga-Sagar Makar Sankranti Mela

Place: West Bengal

Ganga-Sagar mela is one of such festival of India celebrated on the occasion of Mankar Sankranti, during 13th – 15th January every year in West Bengal, which attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The globally acclaimed spiritual and cultural event known as Ganga-Sagar Mela or Ganga-Sagar Yatra or Sagar Snan on the occasion of Mankar Sankranti. The hosting state of West Bengal organises this fair with great pride and devout. Thousands of devotees coming over to seek righteousness at Sagar Island situated at the southern tip of the Ganges delta at the top of the Bay of Bengal.

Ganga Sagar Mela is organised every year during Makar Sankranti. In the year, 2019, the Mela is being organised between a days before 13th January – 15th January 2019 including Makar Sankranti Day. The preparation initiated from the very first week of January and end on 15th January. The pilgrims takes holy dip in the water of the River Ganga in the morning while worshiping Lord Surya.

Services and Facilities

  1. VARIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS OF TEMPORARY NATURE, OFFICES, WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION
  2. CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY HOSPITALS ALONG WITH OUTDOOR DISPENSARY
  3. TEMPORARY MEDICAL CHECK POST AT SAGAR MELA GROUND (TWO NO.)
  4. TEMPORARY POLICE OUTPOST
  5. SAFE AND ADEQUATE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY ARRANGEMENT
  6. SUPPLYING WATER POUCH THROUGH 6 MOBILE TREATMENT UNIT
  7. TEMPORARY SANITARY AND WASTEWATER DISPOSAL ARRANGEMENTS
  8. ARRANGEMENT OF FIRE FIGHTING
  9. LIGHTING AND ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENTS
  10. CONSTRUCTION OF MOBILE TOILET
  11. NIGHT SOIL COLLECTION & DISPOSAL FROM DIFFERENT BRINES BY AUTOMATIC DISPOSAL VEHICLE
  12. BARRICADING WORKS AND DROP GATE AT ‘KAPILMUNI TEMPLE’ PREMISES
  13. DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTES

Source: Public health and Engineering Dept Govt of WB

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