Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday arrive in Rishikesh to meet his guru Swami Dayanand Giri, who as been indisposed for some time.
Modi will spend around 40 minutes with Swami Dayanand Giri at his ashram in Sheeshamjhadi area of Rishikesh.
Swami Dayanand Giri is a teacher Rishikesh's Dayanand Saraswati Ashram and Coimbatore's Arsh Vidya Gurukulam.
He is a teacher of Vedant and Sanskrit in the tradition of Shankar.
Saraswati Ashram has more than 100 centres in India with major ashrams at Rishikesh, Coimbatore and Nagpur.
Swami Dayanand Giri established All India Movement For Seva in 2000. He has been awarded by United Nations in 2005.
Modi personally knows Swami Dayanand Giri and would pay him a visit as the latter is not keeping well for some time now.
The PM will also meditate on banks of River Ganges.
This would be Modi's first visit to Uttarakhand after assuming Prime Minister's office. He had last visited the state while campaigning for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.