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ITBP personnel organised cleanliness drive at Badrinath before opening of portals

Sixty member team of mountaineers from the Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, ITBP,  Auli cleaned the premises of the Badrinath Temple

In an appreciable initiative towards maintaining cleanliness and sanitation, the  personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) undertook a massive sanitation drive in and around Badrinath temple on Wednesday. Prior to the scheduled opening of the portals of Badrinath temple on May 10, a  60 member team of mountaineers from the Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, ITBP,  Auli cleaned the premises of the Badrinath Temple near Mana in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand.

An official communiqué from ITBP claimed that the team cleared the ‘Tapt Kund’, banks of Alaknanda River, areas and paths adjoining the temple and other approach routes of the Shrine.  It is worth mentioning here that the ITBP personnel are engaged in cleaning the temple prior to the opening of gates of the shrine from last many years. After heavy snowfall this year, the areas in and around the temple, foot bridge and other connecting routes remained cut off for more than two months.

The gates of the temple were closed on 20 November, 2018.

It is expected that more than two lakh pilgrims could visit the shrine in the month of May itself this year. Last year, a total of more than one lakh pilgrims had visited the shrine in the first week after the opening of gates. Approximately 11 lac pilgrims had visited the temple in 2018. This year, it is expected that the total number of pilgrims will be more than last year.

Thursday, 09 May 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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