Army Lights Up Baba Reshi Shrine

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

In one of the major Sadhbhavana initiatives by Chinar Corps, a 20 KVA generator was provisioned and dedicated to revered Baba Reshi Shrine by GOC 15 Corps, Lt Gen Subrata Saha on 03 January 2015, an official statement issued by army said on Saturday.

“Alongside the function, blankets, utility items, Sports kits and uniforms to the school children of nearby villages were also distributed.”

Baba Reshi Shrine also called the Baba Payam-ud-Din Ziarat near Tangmarg is a symbol of the rich heritage and traditions of Kashmir and one of the most revered Ziarats in the Valley.  The Shrine is visited by lakhs of devotees across faiths.

“Due to an overload on the existing electricity infrastructure, especially during the winter months, devotees visiting the Shrine and staff members faced considerable inconvenience,” the statement said.

“The Shrine Authorities had approached the local Army Formation with a request for installation of a 20 KVA Generator at the Shrine.  Accordingly, a 20 KVA generator was provisioned under Op SADHBHAVNA and dedicated to the Shrine,” the statement informed.

The statement further said that the 20 KVA Generator set was inaugurated by Master Tanveer Ahd Lone S/O Niyaz Ahmad lone of Chunti Pathri village along with GOC 15 Corps.

On the occasion, the statement added, “GOC offered prayers and placed a holy Chaddar at the Shrine. He also distributed blankets/utility items to the very needy and gifted school uniforms and sports kits to children from local schools. During the interaction with the Board Members, he was appreciative of their role in upholding the culture and traditions of the Valley and assured them of the Army’s commitment towards ensuring peace and security in the region. The local residents and the Shrine Board Members were appreciative of the efforts of the Army,” the statement said.

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