Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath, after celebrating Diwali with Army jawans in Guarez of Jammu and Kashmir. In Kedarpuri,he layed foundation stones for several reconstruction projects. One of the reconstruction projects is Adi Guru Shankaracharya’s tomb which was destroyed in 2013 floods. The prime minister is also expected to address a public meeting near the temple.
Ahead of Modi’s visit, the security has been beefed. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Governor KK Paul welcomed the prime minister.
This is the second visit of the prime minister to the shrine this season. He had visited it on May 3 when its gates had been reopened after the winter break.