MUMBAI – 20th October 2017: JSW Group, today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Uttarakhand to contribute their mite towards the reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone to mark the commencement of the reconstruction & restoration projects.
According to the MOU signed, JSW Group has committed to the reconstruction and restoration of the Adi Shankaracharya Kutir along with a museum, Ghats on River Saraswati and part reconstruction of the Teerth Purohit (Priests) houses and other infrastructural facilities related to the houses in Kedarpuri. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, approximately 11,000 feet above sea level in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand State. Kedarnath is one of the Chardham’s and is one of the holiest shrines in India.
Commenting on the MOU signed, Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group said, “We are thankful to Lord Shiva for giving us this opportunity to restore Kedarpuri. JSW Group is committed to preserving India’s rich religious heritage. We believe that our restoration effort will help improve local infrastructure as well as develop various facilities for local Teerth Purohits and the large number of pilgrims that visit Kedarnath.”
The reconstruction and restoration of these projects will help improve the overall facilities at Kedarnath which were damaged / washed away in the deluge of 2013.