NSA visits his native village in Pauri, offers prayers

Pauri: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with his family during a pooja at his native village Ghidi, in Pauri district on June 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Dehradun, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Saturday was given a traditional welcome to his native village Gheedi in Pauri district of Uttarakhand where he organized a ‘puja’ of his ‘kul devtas’.

Accompanied by his wife and a son on a personal visit, Doval also visited the local temple at Gheedi where he offered prayers.

A large number of villagers turned up to greet Doval and his family members amidst the drum beats. They exchanged pleasantries also.

Doval had arrived at the district headquarters Pauri on Friday and reached his village on Saturday morning. Tight security arrangements had been made in the village, police sources said.

Later in the afternoon, the NSA left for New Delhi after the completion of puja. In 2014 also, Doval had visited Gheedi and performed ‘puja’.