Dehradun: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who has been stranded in Joshimath, on Tuesday took the role of a counsellor alongside Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel as he met a number of pilgrims hit by incessant rains and floods.
The cricketer is staying at the ITBP camp at Joshimath since the last three days after he too could not reach Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara due to bad weather.
The off-spinner on Tuesday accompanied ITBP officials to the forces' barracks and campuses where stranded pilgrims are being provided food and medicines and talked to them.
"He counselled them (pilgrims and tourists) that all would be well soon and that force personnel and others are trying to bring as much succour as they can. He gave them food and water and spent time with them," a senior ITBP official said.
The ITBP has deployed close to 600 personnel for relief and rescue operations in the state and has opened up its office and residential buildings for the people to stay.