Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Uttarakhand on Thursday and commenced his visit from the Adi Kailash peak. He also performed a puja at ‘Parvati Kund’.
Upon reaching the Adi Kailash peak, Modi engaged in a brief meditation.
During his visit PM Modi donned a traditional tribal outfit that included a turban and ‘ranga’ (upper body garment). He participated in an ‘aarti’ ceremony and blew a conch shell at the Shiva-Parvati temple, which is located alongside the banks of Parvati Kund in Jolingkong.
He laid the foundation stone for various development projects in the Kumaon region of the state.
The PM interacted with locals at the border village of Gunji and visited an exhibition showcasing local products and artefacts organized at the place. He was accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
The Prime Minister then participated in a puja at Jageshwar Dham, performed a ‘parikrama’ (circumambulation) around the Jyotirlinga, and engaged in meditation at the sacred site.
Then he reached Pithoragarh to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for development projects totalling Rs 4,200 crore.