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1st batch of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims flagged off

IANS  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs on Tuesday flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for this year's

Thanking for extending support in organising the pilgrimage, the told the pilgrims: "It is an important step towards promoting people to people exchanges, strenghthening friendship and understanding between two countries."

He shared his personal experience when he visited in 2012 when he was the Amabassdor to

is a 21,778 feet high peak in the in Hindus regard it as the abode of Lord

The said that interest in the pilgrimage had increased significantly over the years.

The first batch will visit Kailash Mansarovar through Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand), and this involves some trekking.



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 13:50 IST