The Delhi authorities has included Vailankanni Church in Tamil Nadu to the listing of pilgrimage websites beneath its free pilgrimage scheme for senior residents, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced on Wednesday.
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The Delhi authorities will resume the “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana” on December 3 when senior citizen pilgrims will journey to Ayodhya, he mentioned.
Last month, the Delhi Cabinet had authorized the inclusion of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh within the scheme.
The first prepare beneath the scheme carrying 1,000 aged pilgrims will depart for Ayodhya on December 3, Kamal Bansal, chairman of the Delhi authorities’s Tirth Yatra Vikas Samiti, mentioned.
“We have been getting requests from our Christian brothers to add some pilgrimage websites to the scheme. We have determined to embrace Vailankanni Church to the scheme,” Kejriwal mentioned in a web based briefing.
Under the “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana”, the Delhi authorities bears the expenditure of your complete pilgrimage of a variety of senior residents to 13 circuits, together with locations like Puri, Rameswaram, Shirdi, Mathura, Haridwar and Tirupati. Any resident of the nationwide capital aged 60 or above can avail the scheme after buying a certificates from an area MLA, stating that he lives within the legislator’s constituency. One attendant aged 21 or extra can accompany every traveller. The authorities bears the bills for the attendant too.
The pilgrimage scheme had been halted due to COVID-19, however now it will likely be resuming.
The “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojna” was authorized by the Delhi Cabinet on January 9, 2018. More than 35,000 senior residents have availed the scheme.