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ISKCON aims to promote spiritual tourism in Ganga Sagar

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The for Consciousness is planning to promote spiritual tourism at the Islands in and would take up several projects in the area for which has promised help.

As part of the plan a Vedic Centre for Culture and Education, a world-class park, community hall, light and sound exhibition to attract the visitors to Islands, which attracts lakhs of pilgrims during holy 'Makarsankranti' on January 14-15 every year, an statement said.

The has promised all help to the project, it said.

An NRI has also expressed the wish to contribute to the projects at Gangasagar, it added.

has set up a large camp at the Ganga fair ground which will be operational from January 11 to 16 to house pilgrims from the country and abroad.

During the Mela ISKCON's Sewa camp aims to distribute one lakh plates of 'prasadam' to the pilgrims, Sundar Govind Das, the in charge of Food for Life programme run by ISKCON, Mayapur, said.

It will also provide free medical aid by doctors of a private super-speciality hospital and distribute blankets among the pilgrims, he added.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:30 IST