Raja Ram Tiwari started a group that began helping lost people at the Kumbh Mela in 1947. He says that in that first year year, he used a megaphone for announcements. Now, thousands of loudspeakers announce the names and descriptions of the missing all day long.
Raja Ram Tiwari1947年创办了一个帮助在大壶节丢失人口的组织，他说创办的第一年他用扩音器来发布声明。如今，数千个喇叭整天宣读着失踪者和名字和外貌特征。
Pushkar Upadhay works for Tiwari’s group. “People come and tell their problems. We write down their names and where they are from. That paper is then given to me and I make the announcement,” he explained.
That task is difficult in a country with thousands of languages and dialects. When communication problems occur, they turn the microphone over to the lost people.
It took just a short time for these women from West Bengal to reconnect with their families.
Nearly 18,000 police are patrolling this year’s festival. Police Inspector General Alok Sharma says, although new technologies such as smart phones and security cameras are making policing easier, many still rely on the old, but reliable loudspeaker system.