SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Wednesday visited Shankaracharya Temple to review the arrangements being made for the forthcoming festival of Maha Shivratri-celebrated annually by the followers of Lord Shiva.
The festival having great religious and cultural significance is scheduled to be celebrated on February 18 and is celebrated by the faith followers, especially by the Kashmiri Pandit community, with great zeal and enthusiasm.
While taking review on the spot, the DC directed concerned Departments to ensure all basic arrangements are put in place for the devotees expected to visit the historical Shankaracharya Temple on the top of Zabarwan Hills.
The DC instructed for ensuring hassle-free traffic movement for the devotees from all City areas for the convenience of the Yatries, besides adequate facilities at the designated place for parking of the vehicles. He also directed for ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity and adequate drinking water facility at the venue so that yatries do not face any problem during their visit to pay obeisance at the Temple. He also directed the Health Department to deploy a Medical team at the venue with the availability of all emergency medicines and first aid facilities.
Earlier, the DC interacted with the members of J&K Dharmarth Trust Council and security incharge. The DC assured them of all possible support from the District Administration for smooth celebrations of the Maha-Shivratri with great participation of the devotees.