SASB considering to curtail Amarnath yatra to 30 days

SASB considering to curtail Amarnath yatra to 30 days
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Srinagar:  The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) on Monday said it was considering to curtail the yatra period to 30 days.

According to a government statement he Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board met today under the chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Board, at the Raj Bhavan.

Shri AmarnathjiBarfani Langer Orginisation (SABLO) had earlier requested to be heard by the Board regarding the duration of Shri Amarnathji Yatra.

In a presentation made before the Board, SABLO stressed that the pilgrimage data for the past 5 years shows that more than 90 % of the Yatris perform “Darshan” in the first 30 days. On this basis SABLO argued that the period of Yatra should be limited to 30 days, citing various reasons.  Taking note of SABLO’s demand the Board observed that this important issue needs to be placed in the public domain and discussed further.

Governor called for continuing attention for progressive improvement of the facilities provided to the pilgrims who undertake this annual pilgrimage.

The Board meeting was attended by Dr. (Prof.) Ved Kumari Ghai, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, D.C. Raina and Dr. Chander Mouli Raina, all Members of the Board, and by Umang Narula, CEO, Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO and other officers of the Board.