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Gov briefed on preparations for Hemkund Sahib Yatra



Dehradun, 25 Apr: Narinderjit Singh Bindra, Chairman of the Hemkund Sahib Management Trust, met Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) on Thursday and invited him to be part of the Shri Hemkund Sahib Yatra.

He also invited the Governor to see off the first group of pilgrims being led by the Panj Pyaras from Rishikesh on 22 May for the auspicious beginning of the Hemkund Sahib Yatra-2024.

During the meeting, the Governor received information from Bindra about the preparations for the Hemkund Sahib Yatra and the ongoing construction work on the travel routes. The Governor stated that efforts be made to ensure a smooth and safe journey for the pilgrims, with all necessary facilities available along the way.

Bindra stated that preparations for the journey have begun, and widening and improvement of pedestrian paths along the travel routes are being expedited. The Indian Army is clearing the snow to make the path convenient for the travellers. He mentioned that, in Rudraprayag, a modern dharamshala for 5,000 pilgrims and a hospital for initial medical assistance are being constructed by the Trust, which will provide facilities for pilgrims of the Char Dham Yatra, including that to Hemkund Sahib. He also mentioned that the Trust is coordinating with the government and administration for better facilities to ensure an uninterrupted and safe journey for the travellers.