Dehradun: While addressing a gathering outside Kedarnath temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will ensure that the environment in the town is not damaged in course of modernisation.
“We are building quality infrastructure in Kedarnath. It will be modern but the traditional ethos will be preserved. We will ensure the environment is not damaged” Modi said.
“The Himalayas have so much to offer- for spiritual pursuits, for the nature lover, for those interested in adventure, water sports. I invite everyone to come and explore the Himalayas” the Prime Minister added.
Modi even promised to make Uttarakhand an organic state.
Reaching Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple on Friday morning.
The Prime Minister was welcomed by Uttarakhand governor Krishna Kant Paul and chief minister of the state, Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Kedarnath was devastated by a flash flood and landslides in 2013.
Usually, the four dhams of the Himalayas — Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri — close for the winter season soon after Diwali. This year Kedarnath is scheduled to close its doors on Oct 21.
Prime Minister Modi reached the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and celebrated Diwali festival with the Indian soldiers.
Sharing pictures from his visit on social media, the PM tweeted, “Glad to have celebrated Diwali with our brave Army and BSF Jawans in the Gurez Valley, Jammu and Kashmir.”
The Prime Minister also exchanged sweets with the army men.
“Spending time with our Forces gives me new energy. We exchanged sweets & interacted. Happy to know the Jawans practice Yoga regularly,” the tweet read.
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