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Published On: Wed, May 3rd, 2017

PM Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath temple in Uttrakhand

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index modikedarnath-1493787378DEHRADUN : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at Kedarnath temple. He was given a miniature replica of the temple, according to a report. Apart from paying obeisance at the sacred Himalayan shrine, he greeted the crowd.
The portals of the temple were thrown open after a six-month-long winter break. The visit comes after his announcement of ‘all-weather’ roads for the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand. PM Modi will be the first to offer prayers.
“Tomorrow I will be visiting Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand. I will begin my Uttarakhand visit by praying at the Kedarnath Temple,” the Prime Minister tweeted today.Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had gone to Kedarnath to review the preparations ahead of the prime minister’s visit. The sacred portals of Kedarnath were thrown open to devotees after being closed for winters today, while those of Badrinath will reopen on May 6.
Governor K K Paul had held a high-level meeting with officials, including Chief Secretary S Ramaswamy and DGP MA Ganpati, to review administrative preparedness for the upcoming visits of the two dignitaries. Paul asked the officials to make all security arrangements as per the norms for the president’s visit, right from his arrival at the Jollygrant airport to his departure for Delhi the next day after paying obeisance at the Himalayan shrine.
Mukherjee will arrive at the Jollygrant airport on May 5 and head straight to the IGNFA to address its convocation. He will then go to the Raj Bhawan where he will stay at night. The president will leave for Badrinath the following morning where he will offer prayers before returning to New Delhi the same day, the pti report said.

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