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09 other religious sites linked under “P.D.D Matra-Pitra Nishulk Tirth Yojna”

Free Char Dham for Senior Citizens

Free Char Dham for Senior Citizens

Char Dham Free Yatra for Elderly Couples from Uttarakhand Govt
The government has extended the scope of the Pandit Deen Dayal Maternal-Paternal Free Pilgrimage Scheme being run for senior citizens of Uttarakhand. Now 9 other religious places have also been included in this scheme. In this scheme which will be operated at the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council level, now senior citizens of the state will be able to travel free of 13 religious places. Earlier, the journey of Badrinath, Gangotri, Nanakmatta and Reetha Sahib was being done under this scheme.

Now total 13 holy sites linked under this scheme

In this scheme, Kalar Sharif (Haridwar), Tadkeshwar (Pauri), Kalimath (Rudraprayag), Jageshwar (Almora), Gairad Golu (Bageshwar), Gangolihat (Pithoragarh), Mahasu Devta Hanol (Dehradun), Kalinka (Pauri Garhwal), Jwalpa ( Pauri Garhwal) has also been included. Other sites are Badrinath (Chamoli), Gangotri, Nanakmatta and Reetha Sahib.

Under the scheme, senior citizens of Uttarakhand will be able to avail the scheme by registering in the District Tourism Development offices. Registration will be done on the basis of “first come first serve”. Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council Chairman and Tourism Minister, Satpal Maharaj said that the senior citizens of the state who cannot visit high places due to health and weather-related reasons, they will also be able to take advantage of this scheme. He said that under the scheme, the holy places of all religions have been included.

What is Pandit Deen Dayal Matra-Pitra Nishulk Tirthatan Yojana?

This scheme is previously known as “Mere Buzurg Mere Tirth Yojna”. The Uttarakhand Tourism Department is providing free tour for senior citizens to the holy places of Uttarakhand i.e. Kalar Sharif (Haridwar), Tadkeshwar (Pauri), Kalimath (Rudraprayag), Jageshwar (Almora), Gairad Golu (Bageshwar), Gangolihat (Pithoragarh), Mahasu Devta Hanol (Dehradun), Kalinka (Pauri Garhwal), Jwalpa ( Pauri Garhwal), Badrinath (Chamoli), Gangotri, Nanakmatta and Reetha Sahib.

Applications for this scheme are available at tourism department office and tehsils offices. One can take the application from these offices on any day of the week including Sundays.

Free Chardham Yatra Pilgrimage  for senior citizen

 



Updated On: December 19, 2018

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