Uttarakhand floods: No damage to Hemkunt Sahib gurdwara, says trust

Patiala: The Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust today said no damage has been caused to the Hemkunt Sahib shrine by the rain fury in Uttarakhand and it is safe.

"The main Gurdwara building is intact and no loss has been caused to the 'sanctum sanctorum' where the Birs (religious scriptures) is installed," Vice Chairman Narinderjit Singh Bindra said.

Image for representation only. AP

Image for representation only. AP

He told PTI over phone that he had received information from SHSMT staff from Hemkunt Sahib that on the intervening night of June 16 and 17, water level of the lake adjoining the shrine had increased as glacier from the uphill came down.

The staffers have erected embankments of sand bags in and around the gurdwara.

Bindra said the Punjab government and other organisations should coordinate with them before sending relief material and vehicles "so that we could inform them what type of help is required there."

Asked about the rescue operation at Hemkunt Sahib and Gurdwara Govind Dham, he said that "all pilgrims would be evacuated by Sunday morning."

PTI


Updated Date: Jun 22, 2013 19:18 PM

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