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Uttar Pradesh cancels Ganga Snan Mela, Deepdaan festival due to COVID

The Ganga Snan Mela and Deepdaan festival at Garhmukteshwar in Hapur district and at Hastinapur in Meerut district have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said.The Mela (fair) was scheduled to start in Garhmukteshwar on Wednesday and in Hastinapur on Friday.Additional superintendent of police, Hapur, Sarvesh Mishra said the state government decided to cancel the Ganga Snan Mela in Garhmukteshwar after examining a joint report of the district magistrate and the superintendent of police.

News source ~ HT