Regional (M.P & C.G)

Government’s Special plan bring pilgrims to Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: A Boeing aircraft brought first batch of Madhya Pradesh’s pilgrims rescued in Uttarakhand here today. As representative of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Public Health & Family Welfare Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra accorded warm welcome to the pilgrims with flowers at Raja Bhoj airport. Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh was also present on the occasion.
Of these, 77 pilgrims were sent to Jabalpur by 2 buses. Besides, 22 pilgrims of Sehore, 12 of Sagar, 7 of Shajapur, 38 of Ratlam, 1 each of Indore, Datia and Harda and two pilgrims were sent to khargone and Ujjain.
Each bus carrying pilgrims was manned by driver, conductor, one revenue inspector or Patwari and 1 police personnel. Collectors of concerning districts were also intimated for ensuring safe return of pilgrims to their homes.
The pilgrims having returned after facing nature’s fury and extreme difficulties lauded the assistance given to them at Madhya Pradesh government’s relief camp at Haridwar. They informed that relief camp staff looked after the pilgrims in all respects including food, water, medicines etc. The pilgrims expressed happiness over the fact that they have returned safely with the help provided by the State Government.
Through mobile phone, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan enquired about well being of Mandi Director Sri Shiv Narayan Meena of Nasrullaganj in Sehore district, class XII student of Ratlam Himangani Sharma and priest of Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Ratlam Pt. Lalit Sharma when they landed at the airport. The pilgrims lauded relief works by Madhya Pradesh government at Dehradun and Haridwar and expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister.
It is noteworthy that Religious Trusts and Endowment Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma sent off the Boeing plane carrying rescued pilgrims in Uttarakhand tragedy from Dehradun. Before departure, pilgrims were also provided food and medicines. Shri Sharma said that he will continue to work at help centre in Uttarakhand till every pilgrim from the state is sent back safely and pilgrims will continue to be sent by plane and buses.


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