Monday, July 4, 2022

Registration must before Char Dham pilgrimage

Those pilgrims who have no prior registration would be stopped at Rishikesh, the starting point of the annual pilgrimage

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The Uttarakhand Government has insisted that it mandatory for pilgrims who want to undertake annual Char Dham yatra to complete advance online registration. Those pilgrims who have no prior registration would be stopped at Rishikesh, the starting point of the annual pilgrimage.

Dilip Jawalkar, Principal Secretary – Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand has pointed out that that the number of pilgrims at each of the Char Dhams had been fixed keeping in mind safety of the pilgrims. So, every pilgrim should start the yatra only after the registration process is completed to avoid inconvenience at a later stage The pilgrims have also been asked to come for the yatra according to the dates provided by them during the registration and not before that. The pilgrims have also been asked to do their hotel and other bookings only after their registration is confirmed.

The Char Dhams are situated at a height of 2700 meters above sea level and pilgrims could face low oxygen levels, excess ultra violet radiation and extreme cold conditions

The Tourism secretary has also asked the pilgrims to follow health advisory and follow it in totality. So far, according to the numbers reported by ANI, 31 pilgrims lost their lives during the pilgrimage.

The pilgrims have also been asked to complete a full check up before proceeding for the yatra as the terrain is tough and weather conditions could pose a challenge for them. The Char Dhams are situated at a height of 2700 meters above sea level and pilgrims could face low oxygen levels, excess ultra violet radiation and extreme cold conditions.

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Roma Ghosh
Roma Ghosh has recently retired as Associate Professor for Media Studies from an international university. She was with the Times of India as a correspondent for many years. Her passion is cooking and she has been doing recipes and photo shoots for Women's Era for the last 15-odd years.

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