Urs of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) to start from Dec 18

Srinagar

The Urs of the revered saint, Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), also popularly known as Ghous-ul-Azam Peer Dastageer Sahib, is to be observed in Srinagar as part of Kashmir-wide religious observance from December,18 to 28.

District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, visited the shrine at Khanyar to review the arrangements for the forthcoming Urs of the revered saint.

Fie image of the wooden shrine, an architectural marvel of Kashmir and was covered with traditional Khatamband ceilings.

On the occasion, concerned officers briefed Dr Shah about plans formulated by their respective departments to ensure smooth observance of the Urs at the shrine which attracts thousands of devotees during the period.

The SE PDD said a curtailment-free power supply to the shrine and minimum possible curtailment in the area surrounding it has been chalked out during the Urs.

The transport department was directed to ensure adequate transport facilities until after Isha prayers for devotees coming and leaving the shrine through the period of the Urs convention.

Dr Shah, the spokesman said also directed the Police and Traffic departments to ensure proper security and effective traffic regulation measures on routes to the shrine on the occasion and instructed the SMC and PDD officials to ensure all defunct street lights around the shrine are repaired on priority.

Senior officers from Police, Traffic, RTO, Fire & Emergency, PDD, PHE, Health, SRTC, SMC besides members of the Wakf Board and Sajada Nisheen of the shrine were present in the meeting.

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