DIBRUGARH, Jan 15 - As per reports received by the DIPRO at Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh, almost 30,000 pilgrims and tourists visited the Parshuram Kund during Makar Sankranti on January 14. Pilgrims from all over the country and abroad visits Parshuram Kund every year during Makar Sankranti for a holy dip in the Kund (a rock formation in the Lohit river) for its religious and spiritual significance.
Many of the tourists came from nearby areas including other districts of the State. Locals have also come to witness the festivities in the Kund area.
Civil officials in Wakro informed that entry of about 1300 assorted vehicles, ranging from buses and trucks to small passenger cars have been recorded at the Wakro Check Gate. Wakro is a small town that is nearest to the Parshuram Kund.
Deputy Commissioner of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh, Karma Leki has been supervising all the arrangements and activities in the Kund area. For this reason, he is camping at the Kund premises. He said he wanted that pilgrims and tourists face no problems whatsoever.
Adequate security arrangements have been provided with presence of CRPF and IRBn jawans and the police. Volunteers from Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Arun Jyoti Secondary School Wakro were also present for further security arrangements and assistance. The mela activities were streamed live via a webcast.
The number of pilgrims and tourists is expected to be higher as the figures come in from the Tezu Tohanggam route. The final figure could well cross 50,000, said officials. Despite the heavy tourist turnout, no untoward incident has been reported.