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PM Modi in Kedarnath to offer prayers today, will celebrate Diwali with jawans in Punjab

PM Modi will take a round of the Kedarnath shrine to review the Kedarpuri reconstruction project.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2018 09:18 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Punjab where he will celebrate Diwali with army jawans on the border.(HT File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with army jawans on the Punjab border after his visit to Kedarnath where he will review the Kedarpuri reconstruction project. The PM laid the foundation stone for the project in October 2017.

“The Prime Minister will land here around 10am. He will then take a round of the shrine to review the Kedarpuri reconstruction project,” said Shyam Jaju, BJP’s national vice-president, on Tuesday. “About two hours later, he will fly to Punjab where he will celebrate Diwali with army jawans on the border,” he said. Jaju did not specify which part of Punjab the Prime Minister would visit.

On Diwali, the prime minister extended wishes to the nation.

Rudrapryag district magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said all arrangements have been done for the Prime Minister’s visit. “All routes scheduled for the VIP visit have been cleared of snow,” he said adding the weather “is expected to remain clear” on Diwali. “There are arrangements in place to clear the snow in case of snowfall,” he said.

Before arriving at Kedarnth, the Prime Minister would land at the Jolly Grant airport, officials said adding subsequently he would be flown to the shrine town. “The Prime Minister will first visit the shrine of Lord Kedarnath where he would offer prayers. Later, he will be taken to the venue where a photo exhibition on the Kedarnath reconstruction project would be put up,” an official monitoring the reconstruction work said requesting anonymity. The Prime Minister would also watch a documentary on the reconstruction works.

First Published: Nov 07, 2018 08:48 IST