Over 321,000 Devotees Visited Amarnath Shrine in Just 21 Days: J&K LG Manoj Sinha

Shri Amarnathji yatra is not just a religious journey. I think it also reflects the culture of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha. Kashmir’s topography is difficult and the challenges are many. There is a big difference between talking and working. To build a road at an altitude of 13,000 feet is no mean task. Further, installation of safety railing, power supply, getting enough water, managing people’s food, providing medical care, all this is hard work, LG said. I am happy that around 3 lakh 20 thousand pilgrims have visited Amarnath shrine in 21 days. Compared to last year in 23 days, 33,000 more people seem to have travelled in the yatra in 2023. We also take feedback from devotees, LG shared. I had gone to Nunwan base camp, I went there to meet the yatris. People were expressing a lot of happiness with the administration, the Shrine Board, army, Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF jawans and how they are devotedly engaged in serving the people 24×7. And along with all of them the entire people of Jammu and Kashmir are fully cooperating. The Amarnath journey contributes a lot to the economy here, LG said. This crowd of 3 lakh 20 thousand people will go as brand ambassadors to other places in the country and the world. People from abroad also visited the Amarnath shrine. These people will tell hundreds of others. In this way, the figure of 1 crore 88 lakh visitors in Kashmir will cross 2.15 crore next year. This yatra has a big contribution in increasing the economy here. This yatra has a big contribution in providing employment to the people also. Bhagwan Bholenath’s blessings and Baba Barfani’s blessings are there. No matter how much progress science makes, it is difficult to conquer nature. This time due to heavy rains, we had to halt the yatra for two-three days. There were great challenges, the Jammu-Srinagar highway broke down in the rains. Now for the time being it has been restored by working on a war footing, LG said. Yatra has resumed and as President of Shrine Board, for this I want to thank the entire administration, the Shrine Board, the Armed Forces and the local people from my heart and all of them deserve big congratulations, said the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha.

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