Published on : Monday, June 7, 2021
As the current situation in Uttarakhand related to COVID-19 continues to witness a positive change, Trivendra Singh Rawat, former Chief Minister, on Sunday sent a letter to the current Chief Minister, Tirath Singh Rawat, for the continuation of Chardham Yatra. Also, he advised him to recommence adventure tourism in Uttarakhand in a ‘phased manner’. This was stopped temporarily because of the rise in virus cases in the month of April and May.
In the letter, the former Chief Minister suggested to remember the situation of COVID-19 in the state. He suggested restarting the Chardham Yatra, together with adventure tourism and directed the government to make sure vaccination of all travel and tourism professionals including hotel staff for the seamless recommencement of the aforementioned departments. He also wrote, “Only those people who have been vaccinated should be allowed for the Chardham Yatra and adventure tourism.”
In the month of April, Uttarakhand was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Almost 48.51 lakh people who participated in the last two royal baths (Shahi Snan) held on the occasion of Somwati Amavasya on April 12 and Mesh Sankranti on April 14 violated COVID norms openly. With more than 200 seers tested COVID positive and many Akhada chiefs lost their lives due to COVID. Mr. Narendra Modi requested the saints to cut short Kumbh Mela to help the country’s battling against COVID-19 in an efficient manner.
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