Pilgrims Are Brand Ambassadors of Jammu & Kashmir, says LG Sinha

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SRINAGAR, JUN 27 (UNI):- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha during a high-level meeting reviewed the preparations of Amarnath Yatra at Pahalgam in South Kashmir, on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-100U

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha while reviewing the preparations for the Amarnath Yatra during a high-level meeting at Pahalgam on Thursday said that pilgrims are the brand ambassadors of J&K. The meeting was attended by Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, CEO, Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board; Vidhi Kumar Birdi, IGP Kashmir; Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Syeed Fakhrudin Hamid, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and senior officers of SASB, Security Forces, Civil and Police Administration.

The Lt Governor discussed the deployment of police and security personnel, Doctors & nursing staff, duty officers, relief and rescue teams, and sanitation staff on the Yatra routes. He directed the deputing dedicated officers who will look after the effective functioning of the facilities developed by their respective departments.

“Pilgrims are the brand ambassadors of Jammu Kashmir. Greater synergy between all stakeholder departments, Police, security forces and service providers will ensure the best arrangements for the hassle-free pilgrimage,” the Lt Governor said.

The meeting was informed that substantial improvements had been made in terms of facilities for a safe and smooth pilgrimage.

The Lt Governor emphasised providing smooth arrangements on the route of Yatra, adequate stock of oxygen cylinders and deployment of ambulances and helicopters for any medical emergency. He also took appraisal of track, lodging, electricity, water, communication, health, fire and emergency services. Later, the Lt Governor took stock of the facilities in place for the pilgrims at the Nunwan base camp at Pahalgam. (CNS)

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