Commencement of Holy Navratras


CEO Shrine Board reviews arrangements made for pilgrims from Katra to Bhawan

KATRA, OCTOBER 9 – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has made elaborate arrangements for the larger number of pilgrims who are likely to visit the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji during Navratras, which are commencing from tomorrow. These arrangements include ensuring proper water and power supply along the track leading to the Shrine, sanitation and availability of special fast related food at the Bhojanalayas of the Shrine Board.

Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, today reviewed the to-date status of these arrangements with Dr. M. K. Kumar and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional Chief Executive Officers; Dy. CEOs, concerned engineers and Area as well as Unit Heads of the Shrine Board, keeping in view the large flow of pilgrims expected during the Navratras. He also took stock of the arrangements put in place for the pilgrims enroute Katra to Bhawan and in the Shrine area.

Giving details of these arrangements, the CEO informed that like in the past the Bhawan of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, Atka and the area surrounding it have been tastefully decorated with flowers brought from various parts of the country and abroad. All the routes leading to the Holy Cave Shrine have been renovated and establishments whitewashed for convenience of pilgrims, besides ensuring sufficient supplies of provisions, food, water etc. along the track.

The CEO informed that the Shrine Board has also launched a special sanitation drive on the track, along the hill slopes, the holy Banganga river and in the Bhawan area for ensuring utmost sanitation and cleanliness. He added that this cleanliness drive is in addition to the normal sanitation activities of the Shrine Board which include maintaining sanitation along the entire track and various establishments of the Shrine Board.


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