Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hemkunt Sahib yatra to resume on September 21

The yatra to Hemkunt Sahib, a Sikh shrine in Uttarakhand, will resume on September 21 after the state government gave its nod to it, an official said on Friday.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna today approved the yatra, state Minorities Commission Narinderjit Singh Bindra told PTI here.
The 19-km-trek-route has been repaired from Govind Ghat to Shri Hemkunt Sahib and three temporary bridges have been built for this year’s yatra, he said.
Meanwhile, Madan Singh, chairman of Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust said, after consultations with other trustees, the first ‘Ardas’ (prayer) will be held on September 22 at Shri Hemkunt Sahib and the yatra will continue till October 10.

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