CM Yogi Adityanath Conducts Aerial Survey Of Kanwar Yatra: Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath conducted an aerial survey of the ongoing Kanwar Yatra, on July 25. Also, the CM reportedly asked the officials to throw petals at the Kanwariyas. Kanwar Yatra is being observed after two years, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. CM Adityanath also directed the officials to ensure health posts are installed at… read-more
Tags: Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, kanwar yatra, aerial survey
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Haridwar Schools To Be Closed From July 20 To July 26 Due To Kanwar Yatra
Haridwar district magistrate in Uttarakhand on July 17 issued a six-day holiday from July 20 to July 26 for all of the district's schools and Anganwadi centers due to growing number of Kanwar Yatra pilgrims and potential road closures for procession. An annual pilgrimage by followers of Lord Shiva called "Kanwar Yatra" began on July 14. The pilgrimage resumes this year after a two-year hiatus because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: schools closed, haridwar, kanwar yatra, Uttarakhand, devotees
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UP To Only Allow 'Symbolic' Yatra If All Devotees Are Vaccinated
SC stated that "Right to life of citizens is paramount" while requesting the UP government on July 16 to reconsider hosting even a "symbolic" Kanwar Yatra. "All other sentiments whether being religious is subservient to this basic fundamental right," the bench added. The court further warned to pass an order cancelling the yatra if the government fails to comply with the request. The next hearing is on July 19.
Tags: UP government, Supreme Court, kanwar yatra, Right to live
Uttarakhand's Kanwar Yatra Halted By State Government
In light of the Covid-19 situation, the Uttarakhand government has decided to postpone this year's Kanwar Yatra on July 13. The decision to suspend the Yatra was taken by the CM Mr.Pushkar Singh Dhami after concluding his meeting with senior state officials. Mr. Dhami has also recommended officials from neighboring states coordinate and take strong measures to limit the pandemic.
Tags: Uttarakhand, haridwar, kanwar yatra, Covid-19
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Kanwar Yatra To Commence From July 25: UP Govt
UP government has decided to allow the Kanwar Yatra of Lord Shiva from July 25. Directing the official to ensure strict COVID-19 protocol on July 9, CM Yogi Adityanath said, ''There shouldn't be any hesitation regarding the safe and successful operation of Kanwar Yatras.'' The pilgrims travel to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri, and Sultanganj for collecting holy water to offer Lord Shiva.
Tags: Yogi Adityanath, kanwar yatra, Lord Shiva, UP government, Pilgrims
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Uttarakhand: Kanwar Yatra Cancelled Due To Covid-19
The annual Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand has been scrapped in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave. The Uttarakhand police appealed to its neighboring states' officials to restrict the entry of devotees to Haridwar in order to collect Ganga water this year. Those found entering Haridwar will be booked under Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Disease Act, besides being placed under quarantine as per Covid protocols, said DGP Ashok Kumar… read-more
Tags: kanwar yatra, haridwar, Ganga, Uttarakhand
Courtesy: The Indian Express