Prime Minister visits Kedarnath, offers special prayers
Modi inspects progress in reconstruction works at Kedarnath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kedarnath and inspected reconstruction works there on the occasion of Deepawali on Wednesday. Offering special prayers at the shrine, the prime minister is said to have wished for the prosperity of the nation.
Earlier, at the helipad in Kedarnath, the prime minister was received by the governor Baby Rani Maurya and chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. After paying obeisance at the temple, Modi went around the temple complex and minutely inspected the facilities. He also viewed the photo gallery set up there. The prime minister greeted devotees and members of the media, wishing them a happy Deepawali. He then inspected in detail the Astha Path, Udak Kund, arrival plaza, the ghats constructed there, safety walls, buildings constructed in the traditional Pahadi style and the Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya.
The prime minister was informed in detail about the progress achieved in reconstruction works here after the 2013 floods by the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh. Modi also interacted with the Teerth Purohits, those involved in the reconstruction works and others on the occasion. Cabinet minister Prakash Pant, minister of State, Dhan Singh Rawat, Kedarnath MLA Manoj Rawat, BJP State president Ajay Bhatt, MP Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, director general of police, Anil Kumar Raturi, Acharya Balkrishna of Patanjali Yogpeeth and Sajjan Jindal of Jindal Steel Works among others were also present at Kedarnath during the prime minister’s visit.
It is pertinent to mention here that Modi has taken a particular interest in the reconstruction of Kedarnath. Apart from himself visiting the shrine on various occasions, he has regularly reviewed the reconstruction works through drone imagery and video conferencing with state officials.
PM interacts with jawans on Deepawali
Jawans’ devotion to duty enabling national strength, securing future and dreams of Indians
The army jawans’ devotion to duty in the remote snowy heights is enabling the strength of the nation and securing the future and dreams of 125 crore Indians. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this while interacting with the jawans of the Indian army and Indo Tibetan Border Police at Harshil in Uttarkashi district of the state on Deepawali.
He said that Deepawali is the festival of lights- it spreads the light of goodness and dispels fear. The jawans, through their commitment and discipline, are also helping to spread the sense of security and fearlessness among the people. Modi recalled that he has been visiting soldiers on Deepawali ever since he was the chief minister of Gujarat. He also spoke of his interactions with the jawans of ITBP, years ago when he was part of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The PM said that India is taking great strides forward in the defense sector. He also spoke of various measures being taken for the welfare of ex-servicemen, including One Rank, One Pension (OROP). He also recalled that the Indian armed forces draw admiration and appreciation across the world during peacekeeping operations of the United Nations. Modi offered sweets to the jawans and also interacted with people from nearby areas who had gathered to greet him on Deepawali. The army chief, General Bipin Rawat was also present on the occasion. read more posts…
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