Delhi Government To Take Elderly People Of Old Age Homes On ‘Tirth Yatra’ For Free

by Suchismita Pal
Delhi Government To Take Elderly People Of Old Age Homes On ‘Tirth Yatra’ For Free

Senior citizens from old age homes in Delhi will be taken to a ‘tirth yatra’ free of cost, as announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The CM said that the pilgrimage tour couldn’t be conducted in 2020 and 2021 owning to the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that the tours will resume now under the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana. The government will bear the expenses of the pilgrimage tour that will cover sacred places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Ayodhya, Rameshwaram and Shirdi.


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Now, Delhi has four government-aided old age homes at Kanti Nagar, Tahirpur, Wazirpur and Bindapur. CM Kejriwal had recently inaugurated the facility at “Baba Sahab Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Senior Citizen Home” at Kanti Nagar. Another facility will come up at Paschim Vihar soon. The government is taking steps to ensure that the elderly people feel at home in these old age homes. The government has plans to launch four more facilities to accommodate around 1000 elderly people. Under the Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana, the government will take these elderly people to pilgrimage tours free of cost.

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