Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at Kedarnath Shrine and inaugurate the revamped Adi Shankaracharya samadhi on November 5, a day before the temple closes for the winter season.
The Shankaracharya samadhi was destroyed in the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand and Modi was personally interested in the redevelopment of the temple city.
The Shankaracharya seated statue was carved from Krishnashila stone by Mysuru sculptor Arun Yogiraj and weighs 35 tons.
The statue was transported in a Chinook helicopter to Kedarnath earlier this month.
The Prime Minister will review and inspect the executed and ongoing works along the Saraswati Aasthapath and address a public gathering.
Elections are slated for Uttarakhand early next year and the BJP is poised to project a series of development work among the achievements of the “twin-engine” government.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate key infrastructure projects that have been completed including the Saraswati Aasthapath and Ghats Retaining Wall, Mandakini Aasthapath Retaining Wall, Tirth Purohit Houses and the Garud Chatti Bridge over the Mandakini River.
The projects were completed at a cost of over Rs 130 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone for several projects worth over Rs.180 crore, including the redevelopment of Sangam Ghat, the first aid and tourist facilitation center, the administrative office and hospital, two houses of hosts, a police station, a command and control center, the Mandakini Aasthapath Management and Rainshelter and Saraswati Civic Amenity Building queue.
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