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CM flags off pilgrimage train for senior citizens

CM flags off pilgrimage train for senior citizens

Bhubaneswar, 23/11/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special pilgrimage train for senior citizens from Bhubaneswar Railway Station here on Thursday.

As many as 1024 senior citizens embarked on a pilgrimage tour to Ajmer and Pushkar.CM with Pil

The Chief Minister had launched the Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana, a pilgrimage plan for senior citizens, in July last year.

A total of 977 pilgrims from across 10 districts of the state had boarded the train on tour to Rameswaram-Madurai (from Berhampur), Varanasi-Allahabad (from Bhubaneswar) and Haridwar-Rishikesh (from Sambalpur).

Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Women and Child Development Minister Prafulla Samal, MLAs Priyadarshi Mishra, Bijay Mohanty, BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and Tourism Secretary Mona
Sharma were present on the occasion.

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