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CM Arvind Kejriwal plans free pilgrimage for senior citizens

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government plans to provide free pilgrimage to senior citizens and Delhi government has marked four major pilgrimage spots across North India. Kejriwal has asked Tourism Department officials to prepare a proposal so that it can be implemented at the earliest.
" The Delhi government has marked four major pilgrimage spots across North India. These are Badrinath, Kedarnath, Mathura and Haridwar. Delhi government is ready to bear the cost of the pilgrimage for senior citizens," said Chief Minister official.
Now Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal has won endorsement from an unlikely source – The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha. In a statement on Tuesday, Hindu Mahasabha Chief Swami Chakrapani praised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said that the BJP should learn from the AAP government.
"Because of the free pilgrimage scheme, I pray for the bright future and long life of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Delhi government's scheme will help senior citizens in achieving their dream of going on pilgrimages. The BJP government should take inspiration from Kejriwal," Chakrapani said on Tuesday.
During a meeting of the Delhi government's Tourism Department on the last Sunday, the Delhi CM reportedly issued orders to ensure that senior citizens from Delhi should be able to go on pilgrimages free of cost.
According to reports, the government plans to initially include 1,000 senior citizens in this program. The government might also arrange buses for pilgrims.
According to reports, the government plans to roll this plan around the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti in January 2018.
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