Char Dham Yatra 2018

Disabled pilgrims trek to Kedarnath with artificial leg

Disabled pilgrims trek to Kedarnath with artificial leg

Disabled pilgrims trek to Kedarnath with artificial leg

If there is a true faith in mind, then major obstacles can not stifle your intentions. A group of 10 trekkers made this true who trek 17 km to Baba Kedar on one foot.

The 28-member team, comprising 10 disabled members, was named as ‘Divyang Janprerna-2018‘. With the inspiration of the people, the team reach Kedarnath and worship Baba Kedar for world peace. The purpose of the campaign was to inspire the disabled person so that they do not feel helpless in their work and move on in life.

Under the leadership of Director and Organizer Nautiyal Organ Welfare Committee, Dr. Vijay Kumar Nautiyal, the 28-member team reached Rishikesh from Dehradun on 27 April. Here assembly speaker Premchand Agarwal flagged the group for Kedarnath. Yoga therapist Madhav Phondni and others were part of team with 10 diabled members in the team.

Dr. Nautiyal said that on the evening of 27th April the party reached Gaurikund and left for Kedarnath at 7:30 in the morning of 28th morning. At around 2:30 pm, all the team members came to Kedarnath. On 29th April, when the opening of the gates of Kedarnath temple, everyone take the darshan of Baba Kedar.

Here the Governor Dr KK Paul, Temple Committee Chairman Ganesh Godiyal, former CM and MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, MLA Manoj Rawat, Chief Executive Officer BD Singh encouraged the team. Dr. Vijay Kumar Nautiyal told that the team completed the journey of Kedarnath from Gaurikund in seven hours.

All the disabled members trek 34 kms with an artificial leg. Among the ten members, Rakesh Lal, Pankaj Singh, Dinesh Bhujan from Chamoli, Lakshmi Prasad, Nandan Singh, Narendra Singh, from Tehri to Surjan Singh, Rajendra Singh from Doon, GB Gurung, Munna Singh from Rudraprayag were present.



Updated On: May 4, 2018

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