February 21: The first Kumbh of the millennium ends

New Delhi. Religion and beliefs have a special place in our country. Organizing Kumbh is also such a grand form of faith. The Maha Kumbh, which comes after every 12 years, is recorded in the history books as the world’s largest human gathering. India’s Kumbh Mela has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the world’s largest peaceful human gathering.
The first Maha Kumbh of this century was organized in 2001 and this Kumbh culminated on the day of Mahashivratri on 21st February.

The sequence details of other important events recorded on the date of February 21 in the history of the country and the world are as follows:-

1948: The draft of the Constitution of independent India was presented to the President.
1965: Malcolm X, a controversial nationalist black leader, is assassinated in America. In New York, he was shot in front of 400 of his supporters. An organization named Nation of Islam is suspected to be behind the murder.
1972: The then US President Richard P. Nixon visited China, ending the last 21 years of rift between the two countries.
1999: UNESCO declares 21 February as International Mother Language Day.
1999: Agreement on Lahore Declaration between former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.
2001: The first Maha Kumbh of the millennium ends.
2004: The country’s tennis star Sania Mirza made a big achievement by winning the WTA title. She became the first Indian female player to do so.
2008: Asif Ali Zardari, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, joins hands with Muslim League (N) leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
2013: One after another bomb blasts in Hyderabad kills 17 people, injures more than a hundred.


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