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Narendra Modi LIVE: Will turn Kedarnath into an ideal Tirth Khetra, says PM

PM's visit comes a day before the closing of the portals of the shrine ahead of winters.

After celebrating Diwali with Army jawans in Guarez of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath today. PM's visit comes a day before the closing of the portals of the shrine ahead of winters.

PM Narendra Modi lay foundation stones for several reconstruction projects in Kedarpuri. One of the reconstruction projects is Adi Guru Shankaracharya's tomb which was destroyed in 2013 floods.

The prime minister is also expected to address a public meeting near the temple.

Discipline is in the blood of people here in Uttarakhand, at least one person from each family is a soldier: PM Modi
We are building quality infrastructure in Kedarnath. It will be modern but traditional ethos will be preserved: PM Modi

Discipline is in the blood of people here in Uttarakhand, at least one person from each family is a soldier: PM Modi
We are building quality infrastructure in Kedarnath. It will be modern but traditional ethos will be preserved: PM Modi.

Ahead of Modi's visit, the security has been beefed. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Governor KK Paul welcomed the prime minister.

This is the second visit of the prime minister to the shrine this season. He had visited it on May 3 when its gates had been reopened after the winter break.

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