Div Com flags off devotees to Kheer Bhawani Mela from Nagrota Jammu

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Record 125 buses with 4000 pilgrims onboard leave for Kashmir Valley

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar and Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (M) J&K, K.K Sidha, on Friday flagged off a fleet of 125 buses with 4000 devotees onboard, majority of them being Kashmir Pandits, to Annual Mela Kheerbhawani celebrated every year at Mata Kheerbhawani Temple Shrine Tulmulla (Ganderbal) Kashmir.

The fleet comprised of 95 buses for Tulmulla (Ganderbal), 23 buses for Tikker(Kupwara), 3 buses for Manzgam (Kulgam), 02 Buses for Logripora(Anantnag) and 02 buses for Martand(Anantnag). All the devotees were provided with packed refreshments also.

The yatries will visit the prominent temples in the district and on 28th May 2023 on the eve of Jesth Ashtami shall participate in the Annual Hawan and Mela at Mata Kheerbhawani Temple Tulmulla (Ganderbal).

Speaking on the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner said that elaborate arrangements have been put in place for devotees en-route from Jammu to their respective destinations and to Tulmulla (Ganderbal) and back. 

The yatries were also provided lunch at Ramban Jammu. The Divisional Administration Kashmir and the Deputy Commissioners of the Kashmir Division have made elaborate arrangements for the comfortable and safe stay of the yatries with adequate lodging, boarding, medical and other allied arrangements of sanitation and hygiene. Nodal officers have been designated for each purpose for the smooth coordination and monitoring of the yatra. The Kashmiri Pandits staying in Kashmir are also being facilitated by the respective District Administration for participation in the Annual Kheerbhawani Mela.

The devotees expressed satisfaction over the arrangements put in place by the Government and the coordination and monitoring of the Relief Organisation. They also expressed their joy of participating in this pious yatra and were happy that they are visiting their motherland and places of birth after a long time and shall pray for the peace, development of the UT as well as the Country.

The Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (M) acknowledged the support of the Divisional Administration Kashmir, Jammu, Deputy Commissioners, Police Administration and the efforts and dedication of the officers/officials of Relief Organisation under the able guidance of Secretary DMRR&R.