Accompanied by his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra’ scheme to facilitate individuals to pay obeisance on the sacred locations throughout the nation.
Addressing a gathering after launching the scheme on the auspicious event of ‘Parkash Purb’ of Guru Nanak Dev right here, Mann mentioned the scheme is consistent with the teachings and philosophy of the good Guru who unfold the message of common love and brotherhood.
He mentioned a big part of society just isn’t capable of go to the sacred locations throughout the nation as a result of one purpose or the opposite, and that’s the reason the state authorities has began this scheme to facilitate the pilgrims to go to the varied holy locations.
The Chief Minister mentioned 300 pilgrims from Amritsar, 220 from Jalandhar and greater than 500 from Dhuri might be travelling to Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra on a practice.
He mentioned over 50, 000 pilgrims might be availing this facility over three months, including that 13, 000 of them will journey by way of 13 trains carrying 1, 000 passengers every which is able to depart each eighth day. The remaining might be travelling by way of buses, with 10 buses leaving each day, carrying 43 passengers every.
The Chief Minister mentioned a group of docs, volunteers and officers may even journey with the pilgrims to deal with any emergency.
The scheme was earlier launched by the Delhi authorities.
Some of the scared locations the place the pilgrims will go embrace Sri Hazur Sahib and Sri Patna Sahib, Varanasi, Mathura, Ajmer Sharif and others.
Similarly, the Chief Minister mentioned by way of buses, the pilgrims will be capable of go to Amritsar, Sri Anandpur Sahib and Sri Damdama Sahib, Vaishno Devi, Mata Chintpurni, Naina Devi, Mata Jwalaji, Salasar Dham, Khatu Shyam and others.
In his deal with, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal mentioned the AAP governments in Delhi and Punjab are strolling on the footsteps of the good Gurus to serve the individuals of those two locations.
He mentioned the essential scheme is being launched for facilitating the individuals who can’t journey to holy pilgrimages due to lack of sources.
In Delhi, 80 per cent pilgrims who’re a part of the scheme are ladies and senior residents, he added.