Prayagraj-Calling the Kumbh Mela the biggest cultural event in the world, the Vice President said that it was the largest gathering of Dharmik and Spiritual people. It is one of the greatest wonders of the World, he added.The Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Kumbh has projected the magnificent Soft Power of India to the world. He said that it would develop Prayagraj and adjoining historical places into tourist destinations.

Shri Naidu, was on a day long visit to Prayagraj, where he felicitated the volunteers at the Yuva Kumbh Sammelan. He also addressed the Kiva Kumbh Mela where representatives from Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Netherlands, Brazil etc were in attendance.

Addressing the Yuva Kumbh Sammelan, Naidu stressed upon the need to educate and inform people about the importance of cleanliness and sanitation especially during events such as the Kumbh where more than 19 crore people offered prayers to the river Ganga.