Jaipur. Shri Gaurav Agarwal, resident of Vaishali Nagar of the Pink City had lost his grandmother and could not immerse her ashes in River Ganges at Haridwar after cremation. The urn containing her ashes was kept in crematorium for over a month and family was eagerly waiting for lockdown to be lifted so that the ashes could be immersed.
According to Hindu ritual, the ashes are collected after cremation and then immersed in sacred rivers such as Ganges. This is done to give peace to the departed soul. Today, he was satisfied as he had immersed his grandmother’s ashes at holy Ganges in Haridwar.
Shri Agarwal after returning to Jaipur on Tuesday late night said, “I am very grateful to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot for starting ‘Moksh Kalash’ special buses free of cost, understanding the pain of people so they could immerse ashes of their loved ones in Haridwar.”
Not only Shri Agarwal, but all people who had gone to Haridwar were full of praises for Shri Gehlot and thanked him from the bottom of their hearts.
It is to be mentioned that hundreds of people in the State had kept the urns containing ashes of their deceased family members after cremation at the crematorium, as there was no means of transport to go to Haridwar or other places to immerse ashes because of the ongoing lockdown.
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) Chairman and Managing Director Shri Naveen Jain said the sensitive Government of Rajasthan led by Chief Minister Shri Gehlot decided to run special buses to Haridwar on May 25.
He said, “Two buses carrying 41 passengers with 22 urns containing ashes left from Jaipur to Haridwar on Monday at 7pm.” He said that eight buses left with passengers carrying urns on Tuesday including three from Jaipur (91 passengers with 47 urns), one each from Hanumangarh (29 passengers with 15 urns), Ganganagar (30 passengers with 15 urns), Nagaur (30 passengers with 15 urns), Sikar (29 passengers with 15 urns) and Alwar (30 passengers with 15 urns). In these two days total 280 passengers went with 144 urns to Haridwar. Maximum two persons are allowed with an urn containing ashes.
Shri Jain said that Moksh Kalash special buses will be sent from any district as per the requirement. Priority is being given to those passengers who lost their family members in the beginning of lockdown from March 22 in the State, he added.