PM Narendra Modi Likely to Spend Diwali With Army at China Border, Visit Kedarnath on October 20

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New Delhi, Oct 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to spend Diwali with Army and Indian-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) soldiers at the China border. Sources said that the PM will also be visiting Kedarnath shrine on Uttarakhand on October 20.

This will be PM Modi’s second visit to Kedarnath in less than five months. (PM Modi in Kedarnath: See Pics)

While PM’s Diwali day schedule at China border is yet to be finalised, sources said he will be inaugurating a number of projects in Kedarnath. PM Modi will also inaugurate the temple protection wall which will block 2013-like floods from hitting the shrine, sources added.

BJP chief Amit Shah had recently held a meeting with all stakeholders, including Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering chief Colonel Ajay Kothiyal regarding the timely completion of projects related to the shrine which was devastated by the 2013 floods.

PM Modi had celebrated last Diwali with soldiers in a remote village near China border in Himachal Pradesh.

He also made an unscheduled stop at a village, Chango, and spent some time with the locals.

After assuming office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his first Diwali with soldiers in Siachen. In 2015, he was at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.