Gopeshwar, August 19
The annual pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib will start on September 4, late by three months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
However, it is going to be obligatory for devotees to hold a COVID-19 damaging certificates with them issued no more than 72 hours earlier for being allowed to go to the well-known Sikh temple in Garhwal Himalayas.
The choice to begin the yatra on September Four was taken by the district administration in session with the Gurdwara Prabandhan Samiti, Chamoli District Magistrate Swati S Bhadouriya stated.
“A negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before applying for the yatra and an e-pass issued by the Uttarakhand Government will be compulsory,” she stated.
The portals of Hemkund Sahib, the place the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh is claimed to have meditated, open yearly within the final week of May.
But the pandemic delayed the opening of the Sikh shrine this yr.
Vice president of Hemkund Management Trust N S Bindra stated the doorways of the temple can be thrown open for devotees at 10 am on September Four however they should adjust to COVID-19 tips like bodily distancing. PTI