Saturday, 15 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The State’s Tourism and Culture minister Satpal Maharaaz greeted the devotees on the occasion of Yamunotri shrine being reopened for the summer. Stating that the government had postponed the Char Dham Yatra to mitigate the Covid-19 risk, he said that considering the sentiments of the devotees, the Char Dham Devasthanam Board has been directed to facilitate online darshan of the shrines for the devotees. The government will be able to open the Char Dham Yatra once the situation normalises, added the minister.
Tourism secretary Dilip Jawalkar said that the outline of online darshan of Char Dham shrines for devotees is being prepared. The Garhwal commission and chief executive officer of Char Dham Devasthanam Board, Ravinath Raman that the website and other mediums are being updated to enable online darshan of the shrines for the devotees.
It is pertinent to mention here that apart from the Char Dham Yatra being postponed, various Covid guidelines have to be followed by the limited number of priests allowed in the shrines to conduct the daily ritual worship of the deities in the Char Dham shrines.