“CM promised action, but there is no word thereafter,” Sivagiri pilgrim group from Uttarakhand

published on June 23, 2013

According to the latest reports, a group of 10 persons including two seers from the Sivagiri Mutt, who have been stranded in Uttarakhand are reported to be deteriorating in health. All members, who have crossed 60 years of age were reported to be ill following inclement weather conditions. However, it is alleged that promises of instant attendance offered by ministers Mullappilly Radhakrishnan and KC Venigopal remain unfulfilled.

The group that has been put up at Bholagiri Ashram at Kedarnath consist of two seers and 8 others. The seers are Swami Guruprasad and Swami Vishalananda. When informed, the government had promised that the entire group would be airlifted on high priority. However, it is alleged that the promise remains unfulfilled.

“The relief measures provided by other states are so prompt and quick. They have been quick to provide helicopters to rescue citizens of their state. We tried to speak to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and finally got him only after umpteen attempts. He promised instant action, but there has been no communication there after. Our condition cannot be described in words,” said one of the seers.

“The senior citizens in the group are said to be suffering from various ailments like diabetes, blood pressure etc and are said to be deprived of sleep and proper food. Adding to this is the biting cold of Uttarakhand,” he said.

According to sources, water and power supply to the ashram has been disrupted following the flood, with food supplies likely to get over in two days.

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