Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on November 5 to inaugurate and also lay the foundation stone of several key infrastructure projects.
As per a release of the PMO’s office, the Prime Minister will offer prayers at Kedarnath Temple and thereafter inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya.
The samadhi has been reconstructed after it was damaged during the devastating 2013 floods that ravaged the state.
The release further informed that the projects have been completed at a cost of over Rs 130 crore.
It further said that PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for multiple projects worth over Rs 180 crore, including the Redevelopment of Sangam Ghat, First Aid and Tourist Facilitation Centre, Admin Office and Hospital, two Guest Houses, Police Station, Command and Control Centre, Mandakini Aasthapath Queue Management and Rainshelter and Saraswati Civic Amenity Building.
To mark the occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has invited sadhus and devotees to be part of the nationwide celebrations to be held at the four Dhams, 12 Jyotirlingas and 86 prominent temples, established across the country by Shri Adi Shankaracharya during his travels.
Modi has visited Kedarnath several times after becoming prime minister in 2014. He could not come to Kedarnath last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Modi has been closely monitoring Kedarpuri reconstruction projects.
The portals of Kedarnath are scheduled to be closed for winter on November 6 on the occasion of Bhaiyya Dooj.
(With inputs from ANI)