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Pilgrimage under Govt initiative from Oct next

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GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - The State tourism department will be organising a pilgrimage to four important destinations of the country.

The pilgrimage initiative, titled �Purnyodham Jatra�, will start from October this year and interested groups of pilgrims (50 to 100 persons) can submit their application forms between August 5 and 30 at the office of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) here.

Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told mediapersons today that the four destinations include Jagannath (Puri), Mathura-Vrindavan, Vaishno Devi (J&K) and Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

The age criteria for the conducted tours will be 60 years to 75 years for male and 55 years to 70 years for female.

�The entire cost of the pilgrimage will be borne by the tourism department, which includes travel by train (AC 3 tier) and air-conditioned buses wherever necessary, lodging and a food allowance of Rs 150 per day,� he said, adding that only two members from one family can be included in one group and each group can opt for only one destination.

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Pilgrimage under Govt initiative from Oct next

GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - The State tourism department will be organising a pilgrimage to four important destinations of the country.

The pilgrimage initiative, titled �Purnyodham Jatra�, will start from October this year and interested groups of pilgrims (50 to 100 persons) can submit their application forms between August 5 and 30 at the office of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) here.

Tourism Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told mediapersons today that the four destinations include Jagannath (Puri), Mathura-Vrindavan, Vaishno Devi (J&K) and Ajmer Sharif Dargah.

The age criteria for the conducted tours will be 60 years to 75 years for male and 55 years to 70 years for female.

�The entire cost of the pilgrimage will be borne by the tourism department, which includes travel by train (AC 3 tier) and air-conditioned buses wherever necessary, lodging and a food allowance of Rs 150 per day,� he said, adding that only two members from one family can be included in one group and each group can opt for only one destination.

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