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ITBP jawans lead clean-up campaign in Badrinath Dham


Army officials reach Hemkund Sahib to clear snow for Yatra

By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 28 Apr: With the commencement of the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand, ITBP Jawans have taken the lead in maintaining the cleanliness of Badrinath Dham and its surroundings. A campaign has been launched by ITBP jawans to keep the hills and water sources clean near the Badrinath Temple.

On Thursday, on the occasion of the opening of the portals of Badrinath Dham, ITBP jawans removed the garbage thrown by the pilgrims by rappelling on the inaccessible hill near Badrinath Temple. ITBP has reported that its jawans will continue the sanitation campaign in Badrinath. The initiative taken by the ITBP on sanitation has drawn lavish praise from all quarters. The local administration has also praised the campaign of the ITBP and observed that the pilgrims and local people coming on Chardham Yatra would be inspired by the ITBP canpaign to maintain cleanliness at the Dhams and on Chardham Yatra routes.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has also congratulated the ITBP jawans for conducting the cleanliness drive in Badrinath Dham.

Meanwhile, a team of Army jawans has reached the Hemkund Gurdwara site after cutting snow and clearing a four feet wide road in preparation for the upcoming Yatra to Hemkund Sahib, which is due to begin from 20 May this year. Havaldar Malkit Singh and Havaldar Harsevak Singh have reached the Gurdwara to perform sewa to help the launch of the Yatra.

The Hemkund Gurdwara Management Trust Chairman, Narendra Jit Singh Bindra, has praised the army officials for their initiative and for the assurances given by them that the way would be fully cleared of the snow so that the Yatra could begin on time. Bindra disclosed that the 418 Independent Corps of Engineers has already cleared a four feet wide track to the Gurdwara.