External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj flags off Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2017


NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today hailed off the primary batch of travelers headed for the yearly Kailash Mansarovar yatra during the current year.

Sushma Swaraj advised the explorers to take care to not “taint” the way aiming to Kailash Mansarovar during the holy trip.

“The veneration we have for Lord Shiva, we ought to have comparative regard for his habitation. Hence, kindly don’t sully the street that will lead you to Lord Shiva,” she stated.

An aggregate of 1,430 pilgrims will witness the journey in 25 batches in 2017. About eighteen clumps, each containing around 60 devotees will go to Kailash Mansoravar through the more challenging Lipulekh Pass way, while seven groups with 50 travellers each will go through Nathu La way.

The yatra will be held till four months.

The MEA had got 4,442 applications in 2017 as compared with year 2016 which was 2,600. The explorers were chosen  through a computerised draw of lots.

“In this initially bunch, we had chosen 60 individuals however two of them couldn’t clear their restorative test and henceforth 58 individuals will go in the principal clump,” she said.

Swaraj stated the Indian government was endeavoring consistent endeavors and changes to make the journey more helpful for the travellers.

“In any case, it is a progressive procedure and we are doing more consistently,” she said.

“I experienced the operation yet by God’s beauty I could recover inside months. Since all of you will look for gifts of Lord Shiva, I’d ask for you to look for a few favors for me as well as I myself haven’t gone to Kailash Mansarovar, ever, and don’t know whether I ever will,” she said.