Uttarakhand CM’s Call to Sikhs in a Bid to Encourage Religious Tourism in the State

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Harish Rawat, recently unveiled the gold-palanquin in Nanakmatta gurudwara. In the backdrop of this event Mr. Rawat called upon the Sikh community across the world to visit Hemkund Sahib along with the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand. He also announced a series of upgrading benefits for the place to encourage tourism.

CM Rawat Meet Sikh community

With a positive effort to increase the footfall of religious tourists, Mr. Rawat made important announcements like making Nanakmatta a Nagar Panchayat to upgrade the Sub-Mandi to full-fledged Mandi, making a Sub-Tehsil in Nanakmatta and building a bridge between Sadhu Nagar and Sidkul. He declared that the roads have been prepared and other arrangements made for the pilgrims visiting the Char Dhams and Hemkund Sahib.

Making the announcements significantly ahead of the tourist season he further said, the Portals of the Himalayan shrine of Hemkund would open on June 1 for the annual pilgrimage to begin. The Char Dham yatra can commence from April 21 with opening of shrines of Goddesses Yamunotri and Gangotri. The Badrinath shrine would open from April 24 and the Kedarnath from April 26.

He paid his respects at the Nanakmatta Gurudwara saying the entire area had been made sacred by the grace of first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev and no one residing there could go hungry. He called upon the global Sikh community to visit the five dhams in Uttarakhand and share the picture of sublime beauty and peace throughout the world.

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