After meeting the Prime Minister here, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Modi will grace the closing ceremony of Simhastha on May 14, 2016, a press release issued by the state government said.

He said that 2016 Simhastha Mahakumbh will be a confluence of thoughts and ideologies, which will mainly be focused on 'Adhyatma and Dharma'.

"Seminar will be held in which views on different aspects of life will be exchanged and discussed," the release said.     

He also informed the Prime Minister about the preparation going on for Simhastha 2016 and urged for additional assistance from the Centre for this purpose.

Simhastha, a bathing festival celebrated once in twelve years, will be held in Ujjain from April 22, 2016 to May 21, 2016. Lakhs of people are expected to take bath in Kshipra river in Ujjain during this religious event.

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