Ashwini Vaishnaw’s Odisha Visit In Pictures; The Customary Pose At Konark Sun Temple
Puri: Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw lead the 8th International Day of Yoga at Sun Temple at Konark on Tuesday.
More than 2,500 people, including various central government organisations, students of various schools and colleges along with Yoga experts participated in the mega event this morning.
The Union Minister also posed for the traditional and staid photograph in front of a wheel at the Sun Temple. He said a survey will be conducted soon to provide a railway connection to Konark.
Vaishnaw later inspected Puri railway station and reviewed the proposed developmental works for redeveloping it into a world-class railway station.
He also told the media that the railway is taking necessary steps to accommodate pilgrims during the ensuing Rath Yatra. “As Rath Yatra was organized without pilgrims for the last two years due to COVID protocols, Railway expects much more pilgrims to gather at Puri this year. The railway is also planning to run Special Trains to and from Puri during this period for smooth travel and convenience of the pilgrims,” he added.
The Union Minister also offered prayers at the Jagannath temple, which is currently closed to public with the Lords on ‘Anasara’. He also visited the chariots which are under construction for the annual sojourn of the sibling deities.
नीलांचल निवासाय नित्याय परमात्मने।
बलभद्र सुभद्राभ्याम् जगन्नाथाय ते नमः।।
जय जगन्नाथ! pic.twitter.com/34aOYLuWDE
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) June 21, 2022