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Laser show, devotional songs among activities at Fort Shrine in Navratras

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Jammu Mayor urges devotees to avoid polythene, Saakh immersion in Tawi


JAMMU: Light and laser show, cultural activities, devotional songs to adore the Goddess and much more activities shall be there for the first time during the upcoming Navratras in Jammu.
This was stated by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Mayor, Rajinder Sharma while addressing a select group of reporters after chairing a meeting of officers to finalise the arrangements for the nine auspicious days of Navratras starting from March 22, 2023.
Sharma said that at the Fort Shrine of Bawe Wali Mata special beautification shall be done with the JDA Park near the Shrine specially illuminated.
“There shall be laser lights and sound show in the Park and the Fort of the Shrine will display different aspects of historic Bahu Fort, Jammu and different events from the life of the Deity for which special rights have been secured spending Rs.10-15 lakh,” he told reporters adding that mini-buses plying to the shrine shall drop the passengers little before the scheduled parking place to avoid traffic jam and these vehicles shall follow one way traffic rule to avoid traffic mess.
It will also be taken into consideration that cops deployed at the shrine should be well behaving with the devotees.
The sanitation and other related arrangements shall be looked into by the JMC.
The Mayor urged upon the devotees to avoid immersion of Saakh (sprouted barley seeds) at Har Ki Paudi and Aarti shall be done there regularly twice a day.
He also asked the visiting devotees to avoid polythene and immerse the holy Saakh at Ranbir Canal to avoid blockade in water collection station at Tawi.
Sharma hoped that this event may see mammoth devotees which shall increase cordial relations among Jammuites.
JMC Commissioner, Rahul Yadav; VC JDA, Pankaj Mangotra, Joint Director Tourism Sunena Sharma, SSP Traffic, Faizal Quereshi, Joint Commissioner Sanitation and Floriculture, SP North, Kulbeer Handa and others were also present in the meeting.

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