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Pilgrims take a dip at Sagar Island, some 100 km from Kolkata on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Bengal govt to go ahead with Ganga Sagar Mela despite pandemic threat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:23 AM IST
To celebrate Makar Sankranti, the first major Hindu festival in the Gregorian calendar, more than four million people bathe in Gangasagar where the Ganga meets the Bay of Bengal.
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