Tag Archives: Hemkunt Sahib

Hemkunt Sahib shrine now closed for the season

Chandigarh: After the June 16 cloudburst, the Hemkunt Sahib shrine at a height of 15,200 feet in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand has been shut for the current season. The Hemkunt trust managing gurdwara at Hemkunt took the decision on Friday. A trust member told HT over the phone that the scale of damage of the way to the shrine is ...

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Rescued Sikh pilgrims praise Army, ITBP personnel

Chandigarh: The Sikh pilgrims who reached here on Friday from the flood-ravaged areas around the Sikh shrine of Hemkunt Sahib in Uttarakhand praised the Army and the ITBP personnel for their rescue services. The pilgrims, who shared their harrowing experiences after the flood and landslides in Uttarakhand, were brought back here on 20 state-owned buses. Another 150 buses have been ...

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Govt hires helicopter to rescue stranded pilgrims

Chandigarh, Punjab:  The Punjab Government today hired a helicopter to airlift the pilgrims stuck at Hemkunt Sahib and its surrounding areas. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said the helicopter had been hired following the directions of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. He said the Chief Minister had constituted a team comprising Special Secretary KS Pannu and DIG Khubi ...

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