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Ties with China will get a Yatra boost: Gokhale

DNMUM436407 | 5/16/2019 | Author : Sidhant Sibal | WC :198 | International

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With a month and a half to go for the annual Mansarovar Yatra to begin, India has said the pilgrimage is important, not only from a spiritual perspective but also to help build the India-China relationship.
Speaking on Wednesday, during the launch of the computerised draw to determine the list of pilgrims for the yatra, the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, “Our ministry’s consistent effort has been to get as many applications as we can, because we think this yatra is important, not only for those going for spiritual or religious purposes but also to build relations between India and China.”
Gokhale presided over the draw of lots held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, and also urged pilgrims to help “protect and preserve” th
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