PM Modi inaugurates several development projects in Kedarnath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 5 invoked the great “rishi tradition” of India as he inaugurated several development works in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, including the unveiling of a statue of Adi Shankaracharya and monuments related his samadhi.
Modi emphasised the Government’s work in reviving the cultural centres, including the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and the building of a better ropeway to access the Hemkund Sahib gurdwara in the State.
He was addressed a meeting after offering prayers at the shrine and unveiling the Adi Shankaracharya statue.
Recalling the devastating floods in Kedarnath in 2013 that caused extensive damage, he stated, “people who used to come here used to say that will this, our Kedar Dham, stand up again? But my inner voice was saying that it will stand with more pride than ever before.”
Modi reviewed projects worth INR 130 crore that had been completed so far, including the Saraswati Ashtapath, Tirth purohit houses and the Garud Chatti bridge over the Mandakini river. He also laid the foundation stone for projects worth INR 180 crore, including the redevelopment of the Sangam Ghat, and a hospital and administrative offices for those managing the Kedarnath shrine. (Source The Hindu)