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PM Modi reaches Uttarakhand, visits Kedarnath temple

Dehradun, Oct 20:-- 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.

 

PM Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for a new Kedarpuri as well as the reconstruction of the 'samadhi sthal of Shankaracharya, according to media reports.

 

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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