HIGHLIGHTS: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath shrine on Diwali
PM Narendra Modi in Kedarnath HIGHLIGHTS: The Prime Minister offered prayer at the Kedarnath shrine and reviewed the Kedarpuri reconstruction project. Thereafter, he took off to celebrate Diwali with army jawans.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath on Wednesday where he offered prayers at the shrine. He also reviewed the Kedarpuri project, the foundation stone for which was laid in October 2017.
The temple was devastated in the 2013 flash floods that killed thousands. On Tuesday, 5,100 ‘diyas’ were lit together and arranged in rows around the temple and at all sacred spots close to it.
Here are the highlights:
PM Modi speaks on OROP at Harsil
As an RSS member,I got opportunity to live among Army men. At that time I heard a lot about One Rank One Pension.Many govts came&left.Since I was connected to you I understood your emotions. So,after becoming PM it was my responsibility to fulfill your dreams of OROP:PM in Harsil pic.twitter.com/SjcB59EOLn— ANI (@ANI) November 7, 2018
Feel fortunate to spend Diwali with you: PM tells jawans
I feel fortunate to spend my Diwali with such brave people, PM Narendra Modi tells jawans of the Indian Armed Forces at Harsil.
PM shares pictures of interaction with jawans
While interacting with Army and @ITBP_official Jawans in Harsil, spoke about the numerous steps being taken by the Government of India for the strengthening of the defence sector, welfare of ex-servicemen and highlighted how Indian forces are admired globally for the skills. pic.twitter.com/DFAuJfrQwy— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2018
After prayers, PM Modi meets locals
PM Narendra Modi meets locals at Kedarnath after offering prayers at Kedarnath Temple.
PM Modi with jawans of Indian Armed Forces at Harsil
PM Modi reviews reconstruction work
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the reconstruction work of the Kedarnath temple which was devastated in the 2013 flash floods that killed thousands.
PM offers prayers at Kedarnath temple
Uttarakhand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath. pic.twitter.com/Mdi9fRRWwX— ANI (@ANI) November 7, 2018
PM Modi arrives in Kedarnath
Indian Armed Forces draw admiration from across the world: PM
PM Modi also said India is taking great strides forward in defence. He spoke of various measures being taken for welfare of ex-servicemen, including One Rank, One Pension. He said that Indian Armed Forces draw admiration and appreciation from across the world, in UN peacekeeping operations.
PM Modi addresses jawans at Harsil
PM Narendra Modi was in Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand to celebrate Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel.
Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the prime minister said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians, a statement from his office said
PM Modi reaches Uttarakhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dehradun and left for Kedarnath in a chopper.
PM Modi to arrive in Kedarnath shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to land in Kedarnath around 10am: Shyam Jaju, BJP’s national vice-president.