The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Uttarakhand today. He offered prayers at the Kedarnath Temple, and greeted a large number of people who had gathered there.
The Prime Minister later inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar district. He briefly visited the Drug Discovery and Research Laboratory at the Institute, accompanied by Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that we will not ignore or forget the heritage that we have been historically proud of. He added that the innovative spirit of our ancestors must be kept alive.
The Prime Minister called for bringing together as many people as possible, when celebrating the International Day of Yoga. He mentioned the new health policy, which covers various aspects of health and wellness. The Prime Minister said that cleanliness, or Swachhta, is one of the most important aspects of preventive healthcare.
The Prime Minister also released the first volume of the World Herbal Encyclopedia.