Narendra Modi gifts KULLU's hemp footwear to Kashi Vishwanath Temple priests
12 January 2022, Mumbai:
It is at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that 50 pairs of hemp footwear, prepared in Kullu, have been sent for priests of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
- At the request of Modi, hemp footwear was sent to priests
- This was the gesture during his visit to Mandi on December 27
- Slippers called “pule” in Kullu are considered pure for wearing inside temples
PM Modi had evinced keen interest in these slippers, made of hemp fibre, during his visit to Mandi on December 27. The hemp fibre slippers called “pule” in Kullu are considered pure for wearing inside temples.
These were at display at a stall set up by a government department in the Paddal ground. Modi had desired that these be sent for priests of the Kashi Vishwanath temple as during winters, they may face difficulties in performing puja bare feet.
Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, Ashutosh Garg said, “On the demand of the PM, we sent 50 slippers to the PMO a few days ago. These slippers were prepared by local residents, who have expertise in preparing ropes, bags and slippers of hemp.
THE TRIBUNE (The news article has not been edited by DFU Publications staff)