KL NEW NETWORK
The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced Thursday from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal route, with NN Vohra, Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, paying obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participating in the Pooja ceremony. He prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State, an official spokesperson said.
Usha Vohra, First Lady, and PK Tripathi, Chief Executive fficer of the Amarnath Shrine Board, Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC 15 Corps also paid obeisance at the Shrine, along with other senior officers of SASB, Government, Police.
After his early morning visit to the Shrine, the Governor reviewed the arrangements made for the pilgrims at the Yatra Shrine Camp and conveyed the Shrine Board’s thanks to the State Government, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, State Police and all the other concerned agencies for their support and cooperation. 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, the spokesperson informed.
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 Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath. The Yatris need to strictly adhere to these Do’s and Don’ts as they have to undertake an arduous trek through high mountain ranges under adverse weather conditions.