According to sources, 8948 yatries today left for
Out of 8948 Yatries, 4124yatries comprising 3028 male, 804 female, 85 Children and 207 Sadhus left from Pahalgam base camp and 4824 comprising of 3125 male, 1255 female, 410 children and 34 Sadhus left from Baltal base camp to Holy Amarnath Ji Cave for darshan of Shiv Lingam.
Meanwhile J&K Governor, N. N. Vohra, paid a surprise visit to the Nunwan Base Camp near Pahalgam today and reviewed security and all other arrangements undertaking Yatra to the
The Governor, who is the Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), went around the Nunwan Base Camp for nearly two hours for a detailed inspection of the logistical facilities and other arrangements made for the pilgrimage. He interacted with the officers of the Shrine Board, District Administration and representatives of the various concerned Government departments and agencies who are providing services to the Yatris within the Camp. He spent a great deal of time in reviewing the arrangements regarding sanitation, cleanliness, toilet facilities, working of Sewage Treatment Plant, power and drinking water supply, medicare, functioning of Langars and other utilities. He reiterated directions to all concerned to ensure effective arrangements for the collection and disposal of solid wastes on a daily basis at all locations in the Yatra area for ensuring cleanliness. He laid special emphasis on maintaining cleanliness and effective enforcement of all required measures for protecting the environment and ecology of the Yatra area.
The Governor issued strict instructions to Langarwalas to ensure cleanliness and maintain hygienic conditions in and around the Langars.
The Governor reviewed the security arrangements and checked the frisking points. He also reviewed the functioning of the helicopter services operating on Pahalgam-Panjtarni route.
The Governor, accompanied by the Additional Chief Executive Officer of the SASB, Saugat Biswas, interacted with the Yatris and enquired about the efficacy of the arrangements made by the Shrine Board and the various State Government departments for facilitating them. The Yatris were appreciative of the arrangements.
The Governor, who has been personally monitoring all the Yatra arrangements and movement of the Yatris on daily basis, expressed satisfaction at the arrangements and reiterated his directions to all concerned officers to provide all required assistance to the Yatris. He added that the arrangements needed to be fine-tuned, wherever required, to make the Yatra a pleasurable experience for the pilgrims.
Among those present on the occasion were the DIG, Yoginder Koul, Police Yatra Officer, General Manager, Operations, SASB, Niaz Mehmood, Camp Director, Col. (Retd) Mahindra, and all concerned functionaries of the State Government and the Shrine Board. The Governor impressed upon them to ensure that every visiting pilgrim returns home fully satisfied.