Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary visited Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas to take stock of the arrangements being made for the convenience of the pilgrims coming to the state for annual Shri Amarnath ji yatra.
Chief Engineer PHE Susheel Aima, Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control Rajeev Gandotra, Chief Engineer, RTIC Mahesh Das, Director, Tourism Smita Sethi, SE Hydraulic Jammu, Executive Engineers and other senior officers of department were present on the occasion.
The Yatra Officer briefed the Minister about the facilities being provided to the yatris during their stay at Yatri Niwas, which act as Jammu base camp for the annual pilgrimage.
The Minister was informed that cultural programmes would be organized on daily basis to highlight the rich cultural heritage of the state and pilgrims will be informed about the various prominent tourism destinations of the state.
The Minister directed the concerned officers to put adequate arrangements in place to ensure comfort of the pilgrims. He asked PDD and PHE to ensure uninterrupted water and power supply. Other concerned departments were directed to ensure requisite logistic facilities for the pilgrims.
Yesterday, the Minister visited annual Mela at Mazar of Baba Har Pir at Sai and prayed for peace and prosperity in the state particularly in the border areas.
The Mela was followed by a Dangal in which 40 wrestlers from across the State and Punjab participated. Wrestler Kaka Ram of Bega Bura defeated the wrestler from Punjab and won Rs. 12,000 as cash prize.
The Minister distributed the prizes among the winning wrestlers and said that these types of events should be organized regularly for generating awareness regarding the sport.