“Pilgrimages has been a part of our traditions for thousands of years. All famous people went on life changing journeys before they got recognized for their greatness. Guru Nanak travelled for 24 years. Bodhis go for long trips. They return enlightened to help the society with an improved knowledge of humanity and their surroundings,” said Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday while addressing the priests who were returning from Mansarovar and Sindhu Darshan Yatra.
Akhilesh Yadav has been seen as a youth icon for his novel ideologies which the people of the state can relate to. V
ery recently, he invited these priests to his residence and encouraged them to share their stories with the people of the state. At the event, the UPCM also launched Sindhi Academy’s yearly magazine, ‘Uttar Pradesh Sindhi Academy Ke Badte Kadam’.
Akhilesh Government also provided financial aid to the priests by giving them cheques for Rs. 50 thousand and Rs. 10 thousand to returnees of Mansarovar Yatra and Sindhu Darshan Yatra respectively. This was to show the respect to the people who travelled with great difficulty and returned with a vision to improve their state.
Akhilesh Yadav also said that sermons please people when they are content and now that Uttar Pradesh is developing there must be provisions for all. He sanctioned a budget for a 5000 seat bhajan auditorium in Ayodhya, Faizabad to show the support of the government towards such initiatives. This announcement was welcomed by the huge number of priests who were attending the event and they blessed the young CM.