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Sunday, 29 May 2016

READING THIS NEWS YOU WILL KNOW HOW MUCH SECULAR INDIA IS

ਇਹ ਖਬਰ ਪੜ੍ਹ ਕੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਚਾਨਣਾ ਹੋ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਦਾ ਲੋਕਤੰਤਰ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਕੁ ਧਰਮ ਨਿਰਪੱਖ ਹੈ।

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ਪਰਸੋਂ ਤੁਸੀ ਸਾਰਿਆਂ ਨੇ ਅਖਬਾਰਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਖਬਰ ਪੜੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ ਕੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੇ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਜਨਾਬ ਪ੍ਰਨਾਬ ਮੁਖਰਜੀ ਅਜ ਕਲ ਚੀਨ ਗਏ ਹੋਏ ਨੇ ਤੇ ਓਥੇ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਚੀਨ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਕੋਲੋ ਫਿਰ ਮੰਗ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕੈਲਾਸ਼ ਮਾਨਸਰੋਵਰ ਮੰਦਰ ਜੋ ਚੀਨ ਵਿਚ ਸਥਿਤ ਹੈ ਦੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਨਾਗਰਿਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਰ ਖੁੱਲ ਦਿਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ। ਇਹ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਵਾਰ ਨਹੀ ਹੋਇਆ ਜਦੋਂ ਜਨਾਬ ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਮੋਦੀ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਾਲ ਚੀਨ ਗਏ ਸੀ ਤਾਂ ਓਦੋਂ ਵੀ ਮੰਗ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਸੀ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਨਾਗਰਕ ਜੋ ਕੈਲਾਸ ਮੰਦਰ ਆਉਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਓਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਹੋਰ ਰਸਤੇ ਵੀ ਖੋਲੇ ਜਾਣ। ਜਿਸ ਕਰਕੇ ਫਿਰ ਦੱਰਾ ਨੱਥੂ ਲਾ ਸਿੱਕਮ ਵਾਲੇ ਪਾਸਿਓ ਖੁਲਵਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ। ਸਿਰਫ ਬੀ ਜੇ ਪੀ ਹੀ ਨਹੀ ਜਦੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਚੀਨ ਗਏ ਓਨਾਂ ਵੀ ਇਹੋ ਮੰਗ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੀ। ਉਸ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਲਾਲ ਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨ ਅਡਵਾਨੀ ਤੇ ਅਟੱਲ ਬਿਹਾਰੀ ਵਾਜਪੇਈ ਸਾਬ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਚੀਨ ਤੋਂ ਖੁੱਲਾ ਰਸਤਾ ਮੰਗਿਆ ਸੀ।
ਕੈਲਾਸ਼ ਮਾਨਸਰੋਵਰ ਮੰਦਰ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ 12 ਜੋਤੀਲਿੰਗਾਂ ਵਿਚੋਂ ਹੈ ਜਿੰਂਨਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਮਾਨਤਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਲਿੰਗ ਸਿੱਧਾ ਅਕਾਸ਼ ਤੋਂ ਜਮੀਨ ਤੇ ਆ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਹੋਇਆ। 
ਸਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਇਸ ਬਹੁਤ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਸਥਾਨ ਦੀ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਚਿੰਤਾਤੁਰ ਹੋਣਾ ਚੰਗੀ ਗਲ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਜਾਹਿਰ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਾਗਰਿਕਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਭਾਵਨਾਵਾਂ ਦੀ ਕਿੰਨੀ ਕਦਰ ਕਰਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ।
ਸਿਰਫ ਏਨਾਂ ਹੀ ਨਹੀ ਕੈਲਾਸ਼ ਮਾਨਸਰੋਵਰ ਮੰਦਰ ਦੀ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਲਈ ਸਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਕਰਾਇਆ ਆਪਣੇ ਕੋਲੋਂ ਦਿੰਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਜਿਵੇ ਯੂ ਪੀ ਤੇ ਗੁਜਰਾਤ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਫੀ ਯਾਤਰੀ 50000 ਰੁਪਏ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਕੇਂਦਰ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਯਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਦਿੱਲੀ 'ਚ 4-5 ਦਿਨ ਦੇ ਨਿਵਾਸ ਮੌਕੇ ਖਾਣ ਪੀਣ ਤੇ ਰਹਿਣ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ ਆਪ ਕਰਦੀ ਹੈ। ਮੰਦਰ ਦੀ ਯਾਤਰਾ 'ਚ ਲਗਪਗ ਮਹੀਨਾ ਲਗ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਨਾਥੂ ਲਾ ਵਾਲੇ ਪਾਸੇ ਥਾਂਣੀ ਕੋਈ 14-15 ਦਿਨ ਤੇ ਲਿਪੂਲੇਖ ਰਸਤੇ 24-25 ਦਿਨ।
ਫਿਰ ਮੱਕੇ ਮਦੀਨੇ ਦੇ ਹੱਜ ਮੌਕੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਹਵਾਈ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਵਿਚ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਲਗ ਪਗ 1000 ਕਰੋੜ ਰੁਪਏ ਸਾਲਾਨਾ ਹੈ।ਪਰ ਇਸ ਮਸਲੇ ਤੇ ਆ ਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਨਾਗਰਿਕ ਨੇ ਸੁਪਰੀਮ ਕੋਰਟ ਵਿਚ ਕੇਸ ਕਰ ਦਿਤਾ ਤੇ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਸਬਸਿਡੀਆਂ ਹੋਲੀ ਹੌਲੀ ਬੰਦ ਕਰੇ। ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਕੋਰਟ ਦਾ ਹੁਕਮ ਮੰਨਣ ਦਾ ਵਾਇਦਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਤੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੀ ਮਦਦ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀਜਾ ਵਗੈਰ ਲੈਣ ਤਕ ਹੀ ਸੀਮਤ ਰਹੇਗੀ।
ਹੁਣ ਵੇਖੋ ਓਹੋ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਜੋ ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੇ ਮੁਸਲਮਾਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਮੌਕੇ ਅਰਬਾਂ ਰੁਪਏ ਦੀ ਸਬਸਿਡੀ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਦੇ ਮਸਲੇ ਤੇ ਆ ਕੇ ਸਿੱਧਾ ਨਜਰੀਆਂ ਹੀ ਬਦਲ ਲੈਂਦੀ ਭਾਵ ਪੂਰੀ ਪਾਲਿਸੀ ਹੀ ਪਲਟ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਹੈ।
1. ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਘੱਟ ਤੋਂ ਘੱਟ ਸਿੱਖ ਧਾਰਮਿਕ ਯਾਤਰਾ ਤੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਜਾਣ। ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਸਿੱਖ ਧਰਮ ਦੇ ਬਾਨੀ ਦੇ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਅਸਥਾਨ ਤਾਂ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਵਿਚ ਹਨ।
2. ਜੇ ਥੋੜੇ ਬਹੁਤੇ ਜੱਥੇ ਜਾਣ ਵੀ ਦਿਤੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਤਾਂ ਅਟਾਰੀ ਤੇ ਵਾਹਘੇ ਦਰਮਿਆਨ ਰੇਲ ਕਰਾਇਆ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਲੈਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਤੇ ਸੁਣ ਕੇ ਹੈਰਾਨ ਹੋਵੋਗੇ ਕਿ ਸਿਰਫ ਢਾਈ ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਦੂਰੀ ਲਈ 30 ਰੁਪਏ ਕਰਾਇਆ ਲਿਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਆਮ ਯਾਤਰੀ 30 ਰੁਪਏ ਵਿਚ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਤੋਂ ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ।
3. ਫਿਰ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜਿਥੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਜੋਤੀ ਜੋਤ ਸਮਾਏ ਸਨ ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਬਾਰਡਰ ਤੇ ਹੀ ਹੈ। ਇਨਾਂ ਕੁ ਨੇੜੇ ਕਿ ਸਰਹੱਦ ਤੋਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਦੂਰਬੀਨ ਸਾਫ ਦਿਸਦਾ ਹੈ। ਸੰਗਤਾਂ ਲੰਮੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਸਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਰਦਾਸਾਂ ਕਰਦੀਆਂ ਆ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਪਾਸਪੋਰਟ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਵੀਜਾ ਕਰਨ ਦਿਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਕਿਉਕਿ ਪਾਸਪੋਰਟ ਤੇ ਲਾਹੌਰ ਰਾਂਹੀ ਆਉਣਾ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੈ ਮਤਲਬ 4 ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਸਫਰ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ 115 ਕਿਲੋਮੀਟਰ ਵਲ ਪਾ ਕੇ ਆਓ। ਇਸ ਮਸਲੇ ਤੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਖੁੱਲਾ ਰਸਤਾ ਦੇਣ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਪਾਸਪੋਰਟ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਵੀਜੇ ਦੇ। ਪਰ ਹਿੰਦੁਸਤਾਨ ਦੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ (ਜਿਸ ਬਾਬਤ ਸਾਡੇ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਪੜਾਇਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਧਰਮ ਨਿਰਪੱਖ ਹੈ ) ਨੇ ਲਮੇਂ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੋਂ ਘੇਸ ਮਾਰ ਲਈ ਹੈ। ਹਾਂ ਜਾਂ ਨਾਂਹ ਵਿਚ ਜਵਾਬ ਹੀ ਨਹੀ ਦੇ ਰਹੀ। ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ ਲਾਂਘੇ ਲਈ ਅਰਦਾਸਾਂ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਹੁਣ 15 ਸਾਲ  ਹੋ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਨੇ। ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣਾ ਨਾਗਰਿਕ ਨਹੀ ਗਿਣਦੀ।
4. ਯਾਦ ਰਹੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਚੀਨ ਤੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਦੋਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦੁਸਮਣ ਮੁਲਕ ਗਿਣਦੀ ਹੈ। ਚੀਨ ਨੇ ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਏਕੜ ਜਮੀਂ ਮਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਦਾ ਅਜਿਹਾ ਕੋਈ ਕਸੇ ਨਹੀ ।

ਹੇਠਾਂ ਕਾਫੀ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਖਬਰਾਂ ਅਸੀ ਦੇ ਦਿਤੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਜਿਸ ਤੋਂ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਤਸੱਲੀ ਹੋ ਜਾਵੇ ਕਿ ਜੋ ਅਸੀ ਕਹਿ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ ਬਿਨਾਂ ਵਜਾ ਨਹੀ।


READING THIS NEWS YOU WILL KNOW HOW MUCH SECULAR INDIA IS

Day before yesterday there was news that President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee is in China and the Chinese President is pleased to announce some more liberalization on pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar temple which is situated in China.
Not only this last year when Prime Minister sh Narender Modi visited China too sought visaless travel to Kailash Mansarovar temple. Not only this in the last 15 years or so who so ever minister visited China sought freedom to visit Kailash Mansarovar temple for Indian pilgrims be it Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rao, Vajpayee or Advani.
Kailash Mansarovar temple is considered as a very pious Hindu place. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga places where Ling the pious penus of Lord Shiva fell on earth.
It is really impressive and needs to be appreciated that the successive governments are concerned about the feelings of the masses. That shows the sensitivity of a Govt.  This despite the fact that China is considered as enemy country who has encroached lacs of kms of Indian territory.
Not only this the governments grant subsidy to the pilgrims who visit Kailash Mansarovar temple. It is around Rs. 50000 per pilgrim and vary from state to state.
The journey involves about a month. Via Lipulekh where trekking is  involved it takes about 25 day while vial Nathu La it is 14-15 days by road.
Some times back some one moved the Supreme court of India that Indian Govt may be stopped to give subsidy to Muslim pilgrims visiting Mecca on Hajj. The subsidy involves about Rs 1000 crores annually. The SC ordered the Govt to stop it in phased manner and rather assist the pilgrims get visas where the Govt agreed.
And now look how the Govt takes a somersault when the pilgrims are Sikhs which is a microscopic minority just 1% population.
1. It is endevour of the Govt to see that minimum Nos of Sikhs go on pilgrimage to Pakistan. While the Mecca of Sikhs (Nankana sahib)  is in Pakistan as the founder of faith Baba Nanak was born in Pakistan.
2. Even if a few pilgrims are allowed one will be surprised to know how much does the Govt try to exploit the pilgrims.  Wagha is less than 3 kms from Atari and the fare charged by India Rail is Rs. 30 while with the same amount you can travel from Amritsar to Ludhiana. Of course it is somewhat my mean talk ( Rs 30 is not a big amount) but I want to reveal the attitude of the Govt.
3. The other Mecca of Sikhs namely Kartarpur sahib where the founding father passed away happens very close to Indian border i.e only 4 kms. but the pilgrim has to travel about 230 kms to and fro via Lahore to visit Kartarpur. It was for this reason that Sikhs requested the Pakistan Govt to grant free corridor to Kartarpur sahib so that Sikhs can visit directly instead of circuitous route. You will be surprised to note that after the reluctant Pakistan agreed to allow passport/visa free visit the Indian Govt has become silent and is not taking up the issue with Pakistan Govt. The same Indian Govt which assured the Supreme Court that it will assist the pilgrim in getting visa. Perhaps the Govt does not consider Sikhs as its citizens.
4. Mind it both China and Pakistan are considered as hostile countries by Govt of India. China has occupied a large area of Indian territory while in case of Pakistan there is no such thing.

Here below we given the relevant news and data on the basis of which we say so.







China opens Nathu La as 2nd route for Kailash pilgrims


NAIDUILA (CHINA), June 22, 2015  | Updated: June 22, 2015 14:45 IST 
http://www.thehindu.com/



The new route is in addition to the existing Lipulekh Pass, the only route that was badly damaged in the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013.

China on Monday opened the second land crossing in Tibet via Nathu La to allow the first batch of Indian pilgrims undertaking the arduous Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra, in the latest confidence-building measure between the two neighbours.

The opening of the second route through the Himalayan pass of Nathu La in Sikkim, 4,000 metres above sea level, was officially announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China last month and will allow more Indians to undertake the pilgrimage.

The new route is in addition to the existing Lipulekh Pass, the only route that was badly damaged in the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013.

A total of 44 pilgrims crossed over from the Indian side of the border in Sikkim on Monday as the first batch of the annual Yatra through this border route and were warmly welcomed by Chinese officials in Tibet.

The pilgrims belonging to different age-groups and hailing from various parts of India made their way to the Nathu La pass after a two week-long journey acclimatising themselves for the high-altitude journey to Kailash which stands at an altitude of about 6,500 metres in Tibet.

The pilgrims, who form the first batch of 250 people permitted to crossover to China this year to take part in the Yatra regarded as the most important pilgrimage for Hindus, appeared excited and cheerful.

“It is a lifetime opportunity for me to visit the Kailash-Manasarovar. There is nothing more in life I look for,” Bharat Das, one of the pilgrims, told PTI.

The pilgrims, several of whom were middle-aged and retired, said they have been looking for this kind of an opportunity since long.

They said it was good fortune to undertake the Yatra through a comfortable route and went on to thank the Chinese authorities for facilitating the new route.

The route through Nathu La Pass will facilitate comfortable travel for Indian pilgrims by buses, especially for elderly Indian citizens, though conditions in the Himalayan region with less oxygen levels still pose a challenge.

On Sunday, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng arrived from the Indian side, becoming the first Chinese official to cross the border through the new route.

Mr. Le, along with Councillor in the Indian Embassy Beijing Shrila Dutta Kumar and top Chinese officials of Tibet, welcomed the pilgrims as they crossed over.

Chinese President Xi Jinping had promised opening the new route for the Yatra to Mr. Modi during the former’s maiden visit to New Delhi in September last year.

Mr. Modi wanted the second route for the Yatra, keeping in view the terrain difficulties through the existing routes through Uttarakhand and Nepal which involve arduous journey, including heavy trekking and travel on the backs of mules.

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Tourists can visit Kailash Mansarovar through Nathula in 2015

Gangtok, Nov 29, 2014, (PTI)
http://www.deccanherald.com/

 Indian pilgrims would be able to visit Kailash Mansarovar in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China through the new route of Nathula in Sikkim from next year. Image Courtesy: Wikipaedia
Indian pilgrims would be able to visit Kailash Mansarovar in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China through the new route of Nathula in Sikkim from next year, state Tourism department officials said here today.

Things are progressing at a very fast pace and that the Centre and the Sikkim Government are aiming at having the first batch of pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar using this new route in June 2015, the official claimed.

India and China had signed a bilateral agreement on the Nathula alternative route September 18 this year. The agreement provides for conducting the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathula in addition to the existing Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand.

The route through Nathula will augment the capacity and reduce the hardship and journey time enabling many more pilgrims, in particular aged pilgrims, to undertake the Yatra, the official said.

More than 1,600 pilgrims, moving in ten batches, are expected to take the Sikkim route to Kailash-Masarovar next year and preparations are underway to ensure that the June deadline is met, the official informed.

Two senior officials from the Ministry of External Affairs were recently in Sikkim to examine state’s infrastructural preparedness and to finalise other nitty-gritties.

They are reported to have identified two places - 17th Mile and Sherathang – on the JN Road as acclimatization centres for pilgrims.

As per a proposal floated by the MEA, the pilgrims will be required to halt at least for two days in Gangtok and then proceed to 17th Mile and Sherathang for further acclimatization before they proceed to the thinner air of the Tibetan plateau beyond Nathula, the official said.

The alternative route from Nathula will reportedly proceed through Shigatse in TAR and then move on to Kailash-Mansarovar. 

There is reportedly already an agreement to monitor the Nathula-Kailash Mansarovar Yatra on G2G [Government-to- Government] basis. Once the G2G plan is finalised, the Sikkim Tourism Development Cooperation will be shouldered a bigger role in sending pilgrims to Kailash-Mansaorvar and coordinating their travel and return to India upto Gangtok, the official said.

A seven-member team comprising of state government representatives and MEA officials is expected to travel across Nathula to Kailash-Mansarovar on a trial run in March next year. This tour is expected to provide them with an even better understanding of the feasibility and further requirements of this pilgrimage.

The Nathula route is considered a comparatively easier route to the ones currently being used. The existing routes are through Uttarakand and Nepal, and both involve heavy-trekking through grueling terrain at altitudes up to 19,500 feet.

The new route will allow pilgrims to be driven all along, travelling first from Gangtok in Sikkim to Shigatse in Tibet from where they can take vans and buses on the existing road to Mansarovar and Kailash directly.

Facilities for proper weights and measures, warehouses, inspection posts, rest houses, improved transportation facilities, proper roadway, and better opportunities for traders as well as for tourists need to still be provided for further growth and trade benefits.

Sacred to Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, the journey to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of the Tibetan Autonomous Region is usually undertaken from Uttarakhand via Lipulekh Pass or overland from Nepal.

While the Nepal route takes 10 days, the arduous trekking option via Uttarakhand takes 27 days. The Nathula option, as per projections, will take only 8 days to complete the yatra, the official said.

While the Nathula route is usually open from March to November, the Lipulekh route is only open for four months in a year from June to September.

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ऑनलाइन आवेदन करने की अंतिम तिथि: 20/04/2016 हैं।
मार्ग : यात्रा के लिए दो भिन्न मार्ग हैं

मार्ग 1: लिपुलेख दर्रा (उत्तराखंड)- 

मार्ग का मानचित्र देखने के लिए-क्लिक करें
जत्थों की संख्या : 18
यात्रा अवधि : लगभग 25 दिन
प्रति व्यक्ति अनुमानित व्यय : 1.6 लाख रुपये
प्रत्येक बैच का यात्रा कार्यक्रम विवरण-क्लिक करें

मार्ग 2: नाथुला दर्रा (सिक्किम)- 

मार्ग का मानचित्र देखने के लिए-क्लिक करें
जत्थों की संख्या : 07
यात्रा अवधि : लगभग 23 दिन
प्रति व्यक्ति अनुमानित व्यय : 2 लाख रुपये
प्रत्येक बैच का यात्रा कार्यक्रम विवरण-क्लिक करें

कैलाश मानसरोवर यात्रा प्रतिवर्ष विदेश मंत्रालय द्वारा जून से सितंबर तक दो भिन्नं मार्गों से आयोजित की जाती है- लिपुलेख दर्रा (उत्तराखंड) और नाथुला (सिक्किम)। यह यात्रा अपने धार्मिक मूल्यों , सांस्कृतिक महत्व, भौतिक सौंदर्य तथा रोमांचक प्राकृतिक परिवेश के लिए प्रसिद्ध है। प्रति वर्ष सैकड़ों लोग इस यात्रा को करते हैं। भगवान शिव का निवास स्थल होने के कारण हिंदुओं के लिए इसका धार्मिक महत्व है; साथ ही यह जैनियों और बौद्धों के लिए भी महत्वपूर्ण है। यह यात्रा केवल भारतीय नागरिकों के लिए है जो धार्मिक उद्देश्य से यात्रा पर जाना चाहते हैं, जिसके लिए भारतीय पासपोर्ट अनिवार्य है। कैलाश मानसरोवर यात्रा को भारतीय पर्वतारोहण फाउंडेशन द्वारा एक ट्रैकिंग अभियान के रूप में मान्यता दी गई है। विदेश मंत्रालय यात्रियों को किसी भी प्रकार की आर्थिक सहायता या कोई अनुदान राशि प्रदान नहीं करता है।

यात्रियों को यात्रा शुरू करने से पूर्व तैयारी और चिकित्सीय परीक्षण के लिए 3-4 दिन दिल्ली में ठहरना होता है। दिल्ली सरकार निशुल्क भोजन एवं आवास की सुविधाएं केवल यात्रियों के लिए प्रदान करती है। तथापि, यात्री अपने भोजन एवं आवास की व्यवस्था करने के लिए स्वतंत्र हैं।

सलाह:चूंकि यह यात्रा अत्यधिक ठण्डे एवं बीहड़ इलाके सहित कई दुर्गम परिस्थितियों तथा 19,500 फीट तक की ऊंचाई के रास्ते से होकर गुजरती है जहां सीमित सुविधाएं हैं, इसलिए यह यात्रा शारीरिक एवं चिकित्सीय रूप से अस्वस्थ लोगों के लिए दुर्गम हो सकती है। प्राकृतिक आपदा या अन्य किसी कारण से यात्री की जीवन हानि के लिए, चोट लगने पर या व्यक्तिगत या संपत्ति की क्षति के लिए किसी भी रूप में भारत सरकार जिम्मेदार नहीं होगी। तीर्थयात्री अपनी लागत, जोखिम एवं परिणाम के लिए स्वयं उत्तरदायी हैं। यदि सीमा पार (चीन/तिब्बत) में किसी यात्री की मृत्यु हो जाती है तो भारत सरकार तीर्थयात्री का पार्थिव शरीर वापस लाने हेतु बाध्य नहीं है। इसलिए, मृत्यु के संदर्भ में चीनी क्षेत्र पर पार्थिव शरीर का अंतिम संस्कार करने के लिए सभी यात्रियों को सहमति पत्र पर हस्ताक्षर करना आवश्यक है।

न्यायिक प्रक्रिया: कैलाश मानसरोवर यात्रा वेबसाइट की सामग्री पर किसी प्रतिकूल प्रभाव के बिना, सभी दावों, विवादों और मतभेदों को केवल दिल्ली स्‍थित अदालतों के अधिकार क्षेत्र में निष्‍पादित किया जाएगा।

आवेदक ऑनलाइन पंजीकरण से पूर्व स्वास्थ्य और फिटनेस की स्थिति का निर्धारण करने के लिए कुछ बुनियादी मेडिकल परीक्षण कर सकते है। यद्यपि, यह दिल्ली में DHLI और ITBP द्वारा यात्रा से पहले आयोजित मेडिकल परीक्षण के लिए मान्य नहीं होगा ।
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http://www.mea.gov.in/faq-kmy.htm

Quetion : Is there any subsidy given to Kailash Manasarovar Pilgrims?

Ans :No. A few of our States - including Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand - of their own, directly provide varied sums of money to their residents to cover a part of their Yatra expenses of about Rs.1,50,000. For estimated expenditure per yatri, please see the section "Fees and Expenditure".


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Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims to get more subsidy

Express News Service , Express News Service : Lucknow, Fri Aug 02 2013, 05:13 hrs

http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/kailash-mansarovar-pilgrims-to-get-more-subsidy/1150187/

Uttar Pradesh government plans to double subsidy doled out to pilgrims of Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra to Rs 50,000, for which the Department of Religious Affairs has sent a proposal to the Chief Minister Office.
The state government had introduced the scheme of felicitating pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar yatra in April when the issue to hike the amount of subsidy was raised, Religious Affairs Minister Anand Singh said.
The minister said average cost of yatra for a person would range from Rs 2 lakh to 2.5 lakh, and since most pilgrims could not afford the amount, the state had announced subsidy programme to pilgrims, the minister said, adding the programme will only cover devotees from UP who will be selected by the Centre.
Kailash Mansarovar yatra holds religious significance for Hindus as the Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and hundreds of people undertake yatra every year between June and September.

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Centre Mulls Ending All Pilgrimage Subsidies

By Cithara Paul
Published: 18th Jan 2015 06:00:00 AM
http://www.newindianexpress.com/
NEW DELHI: Many may harbour doubts about the NDA government’s stand on the “co-existence of God and Caesar”, but clarity, it seems, is on its way. The government is contemplating to scrap government assistance to all pilgrimage trips irrespective of religion.
According to sources in the government, one should not read much politics into this proposition as the government is merely following a Supreme Court order regarding Haj subsidies in particular and pilgrimage subsidies in general.
The SC in 2012 had directed the Centre to gradually abolish the Haj subsidy over a period of 10 years. The apex court also said the Centre should invest that amount in education and other development measures for the minority community.
The source said the present government agrees with the Supreme Court on this matter. The government is of the view that its role should not be to provide monetary assistance but restricted to helping pilgrims obtain visas for the pilgrimage and with arrangements abroad, the source added.
“Moreover, if the government is doing this for one community, there will be demands from other communities too and it is not going to help the state exchequer,” the source said.
At present, the Union government spends crores of rupees as subsidies for pilgrims visiting various religious shrines. The major pilgrimage destinations receiving assistance from the Centre include the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. The Haj trip gets the largest chunk of the subsidy.
According to official figures, the government has spent `691 crore as Haj subsidy for 2013-14 and `836 crore in 2012-13. While the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is currently organised under a bilateral arrangement with the Chinese government, the Indian government pays around `6,000 towards boarding and accommodation of each pilgrim.
All this may come to an end if the Modi government’s idea to scrap subsidies gets translated into reality. As usual with most of the decisions of this government, this one too has its origin in the PMO though other ministries, including the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), are also being kept in the loop.
“Despite the allegations that claim it is otherwise, this government sees state and religion as two separate entities. And the government is thinking about a whole lot of issues involved in its assistance to pilgrims,” said a source in the government.
It may be true but it is obvious that the prime target of this decision would be the Haj subsidy, which was started in 1993 by the then Congress government. Successive governments have continued it, arguing that Muslims are among the poorest members of society needing the assistance as many could not afford the journey otherwise. The other facilities provided by the government to the Haj pilgrims include setting up of hospitals and dispensaries in Saudi Arabia, supply of medicines, deputation of medical, para-medical and administrative staff.
But it is another story that the Haj subsidy has never been able to appease the Muslim community the way the Congress government wanted. “The subsidy has never been to Muslim pilgrims but to the cash-strapped Air India as the pilgrims could travel only through the state carrier. All have been using Muslims to score political points. The community will not be affected even if the subsidy is stopped,” said a member of the Haj Committee of India.
Apart from the SC judgement, a recent controversy involving pilgrimage assistance provided to Catholics by the BJP-led Goa government has also prompted the Modi government to mull over this matter.
The BJP government had covered half the airfare for 500 Goan pilgrims to Sri Lanka to witness the canonisation of Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th century Catholic priest of Goan origin, during Pope Francis’ recent visit.
Even among Christian organisations, the opinion was divided as some were of the view that the Catholic Church in India is rich enough to fund these pilgrimages and does not need government’s assistance. The matter was brought to the attention of the Union government by some Christian groups.
“There should be a unified State approach to these matters as religion is quite a sensitive issue in the country,” said the source.
At present, various states, including UP, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, provide assistance to various religious communities, including Hindus and Christians.
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/subsidy-draws-more-pilgrims-to-kailash-108022301028_1.html
The higher subsidy given by Gujarat and Karnataka governments is attracting more pilgrims to take up Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

The Gujarat government is offering a subsidy of Rs 50,000 for each pilgrim, while the Karnataka government provides Rs 25,000. The Muzrai Department of the state government had proposed to bring the subsidy on a par with Gujarat's and the same is pending approval.
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http://aravindgj.blogspot.in/2013/02/subsidy-for-manasa-sarovar-yatra.html


Though central Government facilitates Manasa Sarovar yatra each year, it not bears any cost of the trip. And Government has no role in private trips originating from Nepal. In recent years, few state Governments have started providing assistance in terms of money for Manasa Sarovar pilgrims. And Karnataka is one such state. A sum of Rs 30,000/- is given to each person who goes to Manasa Sarovar. This is irrespective of whether he goes by Government or private route.  The two conditions being that the person must reside in Karnataka and has not claimed this subsidy before.

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