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Odisha Seeks Support From Uttarakhand Govt For Stranded Pilgrims At Badrinath Due To Snowfall

04 November 2018

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: Soon after reports of pilgrims being stranded in Badrinath due to intense snowfall started doing the rounds in media, Odisha Government took matter into their hands and immediately wrote a letter to Uttarakhand government seeking support for the 42 hapless people.

The letter has been written from Joint Commissioner of Relief Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra to the District Collector of Chamoli.

“I am directed to say that 42 number of pilgrims of Ganjam district in Odisha with guide Bhagaban Suar on their return journey from Badrinath have been stranded due to snowfall at a Dharamsala (Hariyali Bhawan). As ascertained over telephone from one of the pilgrims Sri Bijay Kumar Patra they are without food since last night and facing problems due to power cut,” mentions the letter.

“It is, therefore, requested to kindly provide necessary support to them and arrange their safe journey to home,” the letter added.

Earlier today it was reported that as many as 42 pilgrims from Bhanjanagar in Ganjam have been left stranded in Uttarakhand due to intense snowfall. According to reports, the pilgrims were returning from Badrinath Dham after ‘darshan’, however extreme weather proved to be their enemy as the Bhanjanagar pilgrims have been left stranded with very little support.

Also Read: 42 Pilgrims From Odisha Stranded In Uttarakhand After Intense Snowfall

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Ashok Panda, Minister Of Tourism & Culture, Odisha