Precious Kashmir News
Katra, Oct 23: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who is also the Chairman Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Friday visited the cave shrine and paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum on the occasion of Durga Ashtami.
He prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir.
During his visit, Sinha was accompanied by Principal Secretary Nitishwar Kumar and Chief Executive Officer, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Ramesh Kumar.
The Lieutenant Governor reviewed the facilities put in place by the Shrine Board for facilitation of the pilgrims and took stock of the ongoing development works in the Shrine area.
He directed the CEO Shrine Board for completion of all the ongoing infrastructure development projects within envisaged timelines to further augment the facilities in sync with the emerging requirements of the pilgrimage.
Sinha was briefed by the CEO Shrine Board about the status of ongoing works, besides the arrangements being put in place to augment the facilities for the pilgrims.
The CEO also gave details of the arrangements made for the pilgrims during these Navratras. These include decoration of the Bhawan, Atka and the area surrounding it with exquisite flowers, round the clock water and power supply all along the tracks leading to the Shrine and in the Bhawan area, sanitation and sanitisation, availability of special “fast related” food at the Board’s Bhojanalayas and other facilities.