Yatra will be temporarily suspended from August 23 due to reduced pilgrim flow and track restoration: Admin
Yatra will be temporarily suspended from August 23 due to reduced pilgrim flow and track restoration: Admin

Baltal: On Sunday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha observed that the Amarnath Yatra is a symbol of diversity and harmony.

Officials have released a statement quoting the LG as saying, “The Amarnath Yatra reflects unity in diversity in this enchanted land, and people from different faiths and sects contribute to making it a smooth and enjoyable journey for the seekers.” The LG made these remarks while visiting the Amarnath Yatra base camp at Baltal. It lays the groundwork for personal growth and the advancement of cultural values, planting the seed of happiness along the way.


He spoke with government officials, J&K police, CAPFs, and everyone else having a hand in making the yatris’ experience as smooth as possible.

The Amarnath Yatra is significant to our culture since it represents unity, tranquilly, and progress for all people. After speaking with the pilgrims preparing for the Amarnath Yatra, Sinha reported feeling “ecstatic joy.”

A group of people who are “seekers and keepers of divine wisdom” from all across the nation have gathered to honour one of India’s oldest religious practises, he added.

According to the LG, the Amarnath Yatra is not only about finding the ultimate truth and spiritual power but also about spreading new ideas and changes to other states.

A journey to the Amarnath Cave temple, he observed, “is a source of inspiration for the entire society, a source of eternal contentment, and a means of human connection.”

The LG checked in on the day-by-day progress of the yatris making it to the base camp, as well as the state of the healthcare, sanitation, communication, accommodation, and communal cooking facilities.

Sinha ordered the necessary number of personnel, vehicles, and road safety measures to be set up along the Sonamarg to Baltal route.

He also took a look at how the DRDO Hospital and the Baltal joint Police Control Room were doing.

Secretary Raghav Langer of the Planning, Development, and Monitoring Department updated the LG on police deployment, traffic control, helicopter service operations, tent setup, water and electricity availability, and the Rapid Assessment System for comments.

The Amarnath Yatra and the kindness of the locals, the LG told reporters on the margins of his trip, contributed to a record-breaking year for tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.

He predicted that the pilgrims who came to J&K for the yatra would become “brand ambassadors of a new and aspiring J&K” once they returned to their home nations.

Sinha praised the efforts of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the Police, and the security forces, saying that the widening of track, the installation of safety railings at vulnerable stretches, and the extensive security arrangements would guarantee the devotees a safe and trouble-free yatra.

He disclosed the comprehensive plans for the healthcare of yatris and stated, “We have increased the holding areas and have sufficient holding capacity in case of inclement weather conditions.”

All yatris now have access to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. We have prioritised cleanliness and hygiene. The LG said that “adequate emergency responders from the NDRF and SDRF have been deployed.”

The LG was joined by Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, CEO of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), Vijay Kumar, ADGP of the Kashmir Police, and Ganderbal Shyambir, DC of Ganderbal.



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