Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Umiya Dham Ashram at Haridwar and said that it will benefit the pilgrims coming to place.
He addressed the gathering through a video conference where he stressed on the importance of ‘yatra’.
“The idea of a ‘yatra’ existed as an integral part of our culture. Through a yatra, we get acquainted with various parts of the country we may never have seen otherwise,” PM Modi said.
He praised the devotees of ‘Maa Umiya’, who took the initiatives of establishing the Ashram, which has touched the lives of scores of people.
The Prime Minister, in his address, also appealed to the devotees to become ‘Swachhagrahis’ and add strength to the Swachh Bharat Mission.