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Delhi government has set up 173 kanwar camps in city: Kejriwal

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed the Delhi government has set up 173 kanwar camps across the national capital to facilitate the pilgrims.
"We have set up 173 camps across Delhi for kanwariyas. Earlier, this figure was 100. We have extended all the necessary facilities in the camps for the ease of kanwariyas," Kejriwal said.
The volunteers here are lucky that they have got chance to serve kanwariyas, he said at a kanwar camp in east Delhi's Dilshad Garden.
The chief minister paid obeisance to deities and offered 'prasad' to the devotees during a 'bhandara' at the camp.
The camps offer food, water, first aid facility and shelter for night halt to kanwariyas.
Kanwariyas are devotees of Lord Shiva. They visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of the Ganges during the auspicious Hindu month of Shravan.This year, the kanwar yatra began on July 17.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 5:55 PM IST

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