‘Adi Kailash yatra’ resume after nine days
Pithoragarh, May 17
The ‘Adi Kailash yatra’ resumed after a delay of nine days due to accumulation of snow enroute as eleven pilgrims of third and fourth batch respectively resumed their journey from Dharchula today.
“The road to ‘Adi Kailash’ was blocked at Garbadhar from last nine days and the situation becaoem worse when another snow slide blocked the road on May 15,”said Dhan Singh, incharge of base camp at Dharchula.
According to Dhan Singh, besides 11 KMVN sponsored pilgrims, 60 other ‘Adi Kailash’ pilgrims sponsored by private tour operators have also resumed their pilgrimage after 9 days from Dharchula today.
“The snow on way to ‘Adi Kailash’ peak, beyond Kuti village has now been cleared and coming batches of ‘Adi Kailash Yatra’ will be able to have ‘Darshan’ of the sacred peak,” hoped Dhan singh.
The first two batches of ‘Adi Kailash’ were not able to have ‘Darshan’ of ‘Adi Kailash’peak due to heavy snow on the way beyond Kuti village
Meanwhile, Pithoragarh District Magistrate Reena Joshi today held meeting with concerned agencies for smooth conduct of ‘Adi Kailash’ pilgrimage and instructed the Border Roads Organisation ( BRO) to help facilitate ‘Adi Kailash Yatra’, by stopping the road widening work for three days in a week.”We have instructed the BRO officials that they will have to maintain the road from Ghatiabagar to Gunji besides giving three days in a week to yatra to proceed by abandoning the road widening work,” said Reena Joshi, District Magistrate,Pithoragarh.