FROM SECURITY TO GENDER EQUALITY...
UTTAR Pradesh urban development minister Suresh Khanna said that the look of Prayagraj was changed for the Kumbh Mela. Speaking at India Today’s ‘Sangam Confluence of Minds’ in Lucknow, Khanna said that in view of the security of the pilgrims, the roads in Prayagraj have been widened.
“Some 1,400 CCTV cameras have been arranged inside the mela. This year, we have built 94 parking slots for 5 lakh vehicles. There are also 500 e-rickshaws inside the Kumbh Mela,”
Khanna added. MAHANT Devyagiri, chief priest of Mankameshwar Temple in Lucknow, said at India Today’s ‘Sangam - Confluence of Minds’ that the differences between a man and a woman are eliminated by the use of the word “saint”. Devyagiri said that India’s largest arena Juna Akhada, does not diffrentiate between a man and a woman. On ‘How women have bridged the missing link of gender in the Kumbh’, Devyagiri said, “Diksha is given to men and women in the Juna Akhada. The idea of men and women has come from the West.”