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Modi at Kedarnath LIVE UPDATES: PM offers prayers at shrine, celebrates Diwali with jawans

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath.

PM Modi at Kedarnath LIVE UPDATES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath. (Twitter/ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday arrived in Kedarnath on the occasion of Diwali where he offered prayers at the Himalayan shrine and reviewed the Kedarpuri reconstruction projects. Kedarnath witnessed the biggest Diwali celebrations ever with over 5,000 diyas lit to decorate the Himalayan shrine on Tuesday night.

Several new features await the Prime Minister including a meditation cave above Kedarnath. At a secluded spot 400 metres above the shrine, the cave will be shown to the Prime Minister from a distance as he is not scheduled to go there. Other new features for Modi to see at the shrine this time will be a much wider Mukhya Aksha, the passage from the point of confluence of Mandakini and Saraswati to the facade of the temple and the retaining walls constructed on the banks of the two rivers, the official said.

Earlier in the day, Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel at Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand. Greeting the jawans on the occasion, he said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights is enabling the strength of the nation and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians. This is Modi’s 10th visit to the state since he became Prime Minister in 2014.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand to celebrate Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel. Harshil is a cantonment area situated at a height of 7,860 feet close to the India-China border in Uttarkashi district.

Prime minister Narendra Modi reviewed the Kedarpuri reconstruction projects. The foundation stone of Kedarpuri reconstruction projects was laid by Modi during his visit to the temple last year. Kedarpuri, the township situated close to the Himalayan shrine, had bore the brunt of the catastrophic floods of 2013 which killed thousands of people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple in Kedarnath. (Twitter/ANI)

Earlier in the day, Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel at Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand. Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the prime minister said their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians. This is Modi’s 10th visit to the state since he became Prime Minister in 2014.

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