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LG pays obeisance at Kheer Bhawani, lays foundation stone for Yatri Bhawan

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‘Over 30,000 devotees paid obeisance this year’


SRINAGAR: On the auspicious occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday laid the foundation stone for Yatri Bhawan at Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple, Tulmulla, Ganderbal.
The Lt Governor paid obeisance to Mata Kheer Bhawani and prayed for peace, prosperity, happiness and well-being of one and all. He interacted with the devotees and extended his heartiest greetings on the auspicious occasion.
Addressing the media persons, the Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of the UT Administration to augment the facilities for the devotees of Mata Kheer Bhawani.
He said the Yatri Bhawan, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 3.85 crore, will enhance the pilgrimage experience by offering comforting lodging and sanitation facilities. We are expecting to complete the Bhawan in next 8 months and it will accommodate 1000 pilgrims, he added.
The Lt Governor also appreciated the efforts of the District Administration, Relief Commissioner’s Office, Police and Security Forces and all stakeholders for the smooth conduct of the Mela.
He said, over 30,000 devotees paid obeisance at Mela Kheer Bhawani this year. Around 200 buses have arrived from Jammu and the administration and citizens have ensured best possible facilities to the devotees, the Lt Governor said.
During his visit to the holy shrine at Tulmulla, Ganderbal, the Lt Governor also interacted with the members of Kashmiri Pandit Community and discussed various issues. Nuzhat Ishfaq, DDC Chairperson Ganderbal; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department; Shyambir, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal; senior officials of the Civil and Police Administration and pilgrims in large numbers were present on the occasion.

Sinha meets J&K’s Int’l Para Shooter, representing India at Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday met Amir Ahmad Bhat, International Para Shooter from J&K who is going to represent India in Pistol Shooting Competition at Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
The Lt Governor congratulated Amir Ahmad Bhat for his remarkable achievements in national and international events and conveyed best wishes to him for the upcoming Paralympic Games.
The International Para Shooter, hailing from Damhall village of Anantnag District, is also serving as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.

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