Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the famous Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district on Friday.
PM Modi kept his promise to the women of Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba when he wore a dress made by them as he kicked off a three-state visit by offering prayers at Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath — a shrine he also visited in November last year.
The dress known as ‘Chola Dora’ was gifted to the prime minister during his recent visit to Himachal and has very fine handwork. PM Modi, on receiving the dress, had promised the women that he would wear it at the first instance during a visit to a cold region and on Friday, he honoured the women by keeping his word.
The prime minister performed a “puja” at the temple before proceeding towards the Badrinath temple. During his two-day tour of the state, Modi is scheduled to inspect various ongoing development projects and lay the foundation stones of some new ones. These include laying the foundation stone of the 9.7-km Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway project.
He is also scheduled to visit the Badrinath temple later in the day.
During his two-day tour of the state, Modi will inspect various ongoing development projects and lay the foundation stones of some new ones.
On his arrival at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, the prime minister was received by Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union minister Ajay Bhatt.
After performing the “puja” at the Kedarnath temple, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of the 9.7-km Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway project.
During his two-and-a-half-hour-long programme at Kedarnath, Modi is also scheduled visit the Samadhi Sthal of Adi Guru Shankaracharya.
At Badrinath Dham, he will review the progress of the development projects along the riverfront.
In the afternoon, Modi will lay the foundation stones of road and ropeway projects and address a gathering at Mana village. Thereafter, he will review the progress of the beautification project of the Arrival Plaza and the lakes in the area.
Security has been tightened around the two famous hill temples in view of the prime minister’s visit. Both the temples have been decorated with quintals of flowers.