NIM volunteers, labourers: Unsung heroes of Kedarnath reconstruction केदारनाथ में कमाल करते निम कार्यकर्ता

NIM volunteers, labourers: Unsung heroes of Kedarnath reconstruction केदारनाथ में कमाल करते निम कार्यकर्ता

It has been almost three years since the Kedar Valley was badly devastated by floods and heavy rains, killings thousands of pilgrims and locals. Since then, rehabilitation and reconstruction work has continued.

One organisation that has undertaken the task of rebuilding Kedarpuri or the area surrounding the Kedarnath shrine is Uttarakashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM). Under the leadership of its Principal, Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, and guidance of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, NIM volunteers have been rebuilding and transforming the Kedarnath shrine and providing facilities to pilgrims and visitors.

Uttarakhand Panorama presents to you a compilation of pictures that showcases how NIM volunteers and workers have been tirelessly working in the tough and inhospitable terrain, trying to bring Kedarpuri to its original glory…



Kedarnath shrine after the snowfall on March 13, 2016



Despite bone-chilling weather and tough terrain, workers continue to rebuilt Kedarpuri





The gallant workers and NIM volunteers who are rebuilding Kedarnath shrine and getting it ready for 2016 summer Char Dham Yatra



Heavy machinery is being used to speedup reconstruction work at Kedarpuri



This picture says a million words about reconstruction and rehabilitation at Kedarpuri



Braving tough weather conditions, choppers like this one is taking round-the-clock trips to ensure manpower and supplies reach Kedarpuri on time



Kedarpuri getting ready for summer 2016



Sheds being prepared to welcome 2016 Char Dham Yatra visitors



NIM voulnteers are working round-the-clock and also making efforts to promote ice sports like skiing in Kedarpuri



Skiing session at Kedrapuri



Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat greeting Col. Kothiyal during one of his visits to the Kedarnath shrine



Chief Minister Harish Rawat in jovial mood at the Kedarnath shrine where he visits regularly to take stock of reconstruction work



On the ghats being prepared for pilgrims at Kedarpuri near the Kedarnath shrine



Reconstruction in full-swing in Kedarpuri



Facilities for pilgrims and tourists being prepared at Kedarpuri



Construction workers have to work in tough terrains like this one and remove debris of 2013 to make Kedarpuri the town it used to be



Meanwhile, festivities continue at Kedarnath shrine. The 2016 Shivratri was celebrated in a simple way



Chief Minister Harish Rawat during his visit to the Kedarnath shrine on January 1, 2016


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NIM volunteers hoisting the Indian Tri-colour on January 26, 2016

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1 Comment

  1. WilliamMn May 30, at 00:47

    Fantastic article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool. Rudney


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