Pilgrims leave for Badrinath Yatra under special scheme

T330_63697_Untitled-10_copyAs many as 29 pilgrims under the ‘Mere Buzurg Mere Teerth’  (MBMT) scheme left for the Badrinath pilgrimage from Bageshwar on Monday.

The batch was flagged off by SDM Bageshwar Fincharam Chauhan from Bageshwar tehsil campus on Monday morning.   The registration of the next batch of pilgrims which will leave for pilgrimage under the scheme on October 20, will be done between October 14 and  19, said the officials concerned of the Bageshwar district administration.

 This is the third batch of pilgrims being taken under MBMT from Bageshwar. As many as 58 pilgrims in two batches i.e. 28 in first batch  and 30 in second under the scheme had already gone on pilgrimage from Bageshwar, as the officials concerned said.  More so,   as many as 26 pilgrims under the same scheme had also gone for the Badrinath pilgrimage from Udham Singh Nagar.

Besides, as many as 22 pilgrims under the MBMT scheme had also gone on pigrimage from Champawat. The second batch of pilgrims from Champawat is likely to leave for pilgrimage on October 17.

Registration of pilgrims for the second batch is on in the district, added the officials concerned of the Champawat district administration.

MBMT is a free of cost scheme launched by the State Government for the people above 65 years of age.

Source: The Pioneer