The annual Amarnath yatra in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced Saturday from the Baltal route, with Governor NN Vohra paying obeisance at the shrine.
After his visit to the shrine early in the morning, the Governor reviewed the arrangements made for the pilgrims at the yatra shrine camp.
He stressed the need for effective supervision and round the clock monitoring by the Camp Directors and all the functionaries involved in the management of the Yatra for ensuring smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, CEO, SASB has once again appealed to the intending Amarnath yatris to embark on the pilgrimage only after getting medically checked and obtaining a valid yatra permit. This would ensure against any avoidable inconvenience to them.
The CEO said that the Board has also issued a detailed Advisory of Do’s and Don’ts for the yatris visiting the shrine and said yatris need to strictly adhere to the same.