By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 1 Apr: Shri Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee President Ajendra Ajay paid a courtesy call on Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) on Saturday. During this, he informed the Governor about the preparations for the yatra starting in the month of April and the arrangements made for its successful conduct. He also apprised about the progress of reconstruction work in Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath. Ajay invited the Governor on the occasion of the opening of the doors.
Lt-General Singh said that there is a different enthusiasm among the devotees for the famous Chardham Yatra starting from this month itself. He said that apart from paying special attention to the basic facilities of the devotees, it should be our endeavor that every visitor leaves satisfied with his journey. He said that the travel season should involve the participation of local people and all stakeholders. The Governor said that while learning lessons from the challenges faced in last year’s journey, efforts should be made to overcome them this year. He said that efforts should be made to promote local products as much as possible during the yatra. In order to promote local products, the Prime Minister has also called upon the passengers to spend five percent of their travel time on buying local products. The Governor said that we have to take special care of cleanliness on the yatra routes so that the devotees can take away good memories from here.