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"CM requests setting up of emergency counters in Haridwar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Old Delhi stations for those who are headed home after being rescued"
"Shri Modi seeks additional coaches or special trains to bring back people to their respective homes"

On Wednesday 19th June 2013, Shri Narendra Modi wrote a letter to the Union Railway Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge. In the letter Shri Modi requested the Union Railway Minister to take some urgent steps from the side of the Railways to help in increasing the pace and extend of relief work in the wake of the Uttarakhand floods. He wrote that there are many people from Gujarat who have been left stranded in the wake of the floods and that once they are rescued and made to reach to Haridwar or Dehradun, they would need support from the Railways to head back home.

Shri Modi suggested the starting of emergency counters and helplines at Haridwar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Old Delhi Railway stations for those people who have been rescued and are seeking to return to their respective homes. He also asked the Railway Minister to direct the direct the Railways to provide additional coaches in the trains or introduce special trains so that the people can head back to their homes. Considering that many people would not be left with any money, he also asked if berths and food could be provided free of cost to those who have been rescued.

 

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PM participates in Kullu Dussehra
October 05, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations at the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh today.

The Prime Minister was welcomed and facilitated upon his arrival. This was followed by the arrival of Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and it marked the commencement of the Rath Yatra. A huge crowd had gathered at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister walked to the main attraction with lakhs of other devotees and paid his tributes to Bhagwan Raghunath. The Prime Minister greeted everyone present on the occasion with folded hands and witnessed the divine Rath Yatra along with the grand assembly of the deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. A historic occasion, this was the first time ever that the Prime Minister of India had participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival is to be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well-decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Thakur, and BJP State President, Shri Suresh Kumar Kashyap among others.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had dedicated to the nation, AIIMS, Bilaspur. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Himachal Pradesh in Luhnu, Bilaspur.