SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Amarnath Shrine Board, along with CEO of the Board, senior Army, Police, Central Police and Civil Administration Officers, paid obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participated in the Pratham Pooja ceremony, a statement said.
He prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State.
Meanwhile due to incessant rainfall since last night the annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced rather late on Wednesday, around noon, from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal routes
On his visit to the Shrine, the Governor rapidly reviewed the arrangements made for the pilgrims at the Yatra Shrine Camp and conveyed the Shrine Board’s appreciation to the Army, Central Armed Police Forces, Police and Civil Officers and those from all the other concerned agencies for their strong involvement in the conduct of the Yatra. He stressed on the Camp Directors and all the functionaries involved in the management of the Yatra the need for effective supervision and round the clock monitoring for ensuring the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, Umang Narula, CEO of the Shrine Board, has once again appealed to the intending Amarnath Yatris.