Yogi Adityanath, Trivendra Singh Rawat offer prayers at Kedarnath temple
CM Yogi and Trivendra Singh Rawat participated in the portal closing ceremony of Kedarnath temple amidst heavy snowfall. Yogi Adityanath inspected reconstruction works in Kedarnath.
New Delhi: Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Yogi Adityanath and Trivendra Singh Rawat arrived at Kedarnath temple amidst heavy snowfall on Monday, to offer prayers at the holy shrine.
CM Yogi and Trivendra Singh Rawat participated in the portal closing ceremony of Kedarnath temple. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath also inspected reconstruction works in Kedarnath.
Uttarakhand: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath attend a ceremony to mark the closing of the portals of Kedarnath shrine for the winter season. pic.twitter.com/JmY0Te2Kqt
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2020
Both the chief ministers departed from snow-clad Kedarnath temple premises after the closing day ceremony. The shrine of Kedarnath is covered in a layer of snow as the Valley and the surrounding hills received fresh spells of snowfall, causing a significant dip in the temperature levels of the hills.
Both CMs got stranded in snowfall
Due to heavy snowfall, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and his Uttarakhand counterpart Trivendra Singh Rawat were reported to be stuck at Kedarnath.
“Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath are stuck at Kedarnath due to weather conditions following snowfall”, news agency ANI quoted Ashok Kumar, DG Law & Order, Uttarakhand.
Heavy snowfall delayed the departure of CM Yogi Adityanath and his counterpart for Badrinath temple as heavy snowfall restricted further movement on the snowed in hills.
However, both the chief ministers appeared to be enjoying the snowfall.
हर हर महादेव… pic.twitter.com/sYp1PRY4I1
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) November 16, 2020
Yogi reportedly received a call from Trivendra Singh Rawat two days back. The Uttarakhand CM requested Yogi to come for the winter closing of the Kedarnath.