PM Modi prays at the Kedarnath temple and lays the groundwork for the ropeway project.
On Friday, prayers were said at the well-known Kedarnath and Badrinath temples in Uttarakhand by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The prime minister conducted a “puja” at the Kedarnath temple in Rudraprayag district before travelling to the Badrinath shrine in Chamoli.
During his two-day tour of the state, Modi will review several ongoing development projects and lay the groundwork for a few new ones.
The prime minister participated in the “puja” at the temples while dressed in a white hill people traditional outfit with a swastika stitched on it.
He also lay the cornerstone for the 9.7-km Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway project at Kedarnath. Devotees will need 30 minutes to go the ropeway from Gaurikund to the temple.
The priests who led the “puja” prayed to the prime minister for the strength to lead the country forward.
Additionally, Modi spent some time at Adi Guru Shankaracharya’s Samadhi Sthal in Kedarnath.
He will assess how the riverbank development initiatives at Badrinath Dham are progressing.
Modi will speak to a crowd in Mana village and lay the cornerstones for $3,400,000,000 in road and ropeway construction for the Kedarnath and Badrinath temples in the afternoon.He will also look at how the initiative to spruce up the neighbourhood lakes and Arrival Plaza is progressing.
At Badrinath, the prime minister will stay the night.
The prime minister was greeted by Governor Lieutenant General Rajendra Singh when he arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport earlier in the day on an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane. Gurmit Singh, Pushkar Singh Dhami, and Ajay Bhatt, a Union minister.
Modi has visited Kedarnath six times and Badrinath thrice as prime minister.
In anticipation of the arrival of the prime minister, security has been stepped up at the two well-known hill temples. Both temples have been decorated with floral quintals.