District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Ghulam Nabi Balwan today convened a meeting at Sarthal Devi Ashram and discussed the arrangement for smooth conduct of Sarthal Devi Ji yatra
The annual yatra falls on 1st and 2nd of July this year.
During the meeting the members of the Trust apprised the Deputy Commissioner that the Yatra will proceed from Goori Shankar mandir Sarkoot towards Sarthal Shrine on Ist July around 2pm and after reaching Sarthal Devi shrine on next day, the chari will be offered to the Devi. Hawan will be held on same day and on 3rd of July the Yatra will return to Kishtwar.
In the meeting , Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned departments to ensure all basic facilities enroute Yatra like availability of drinking water, installation of Street lights, availability of Medical facilities, Ambulance, Toilet facilities for pilgrims, PAS and providing of One Digi set to improve the light system around the temple besides sufficient number of vehicles for transportation of devotees.
The arrangements regarding security and availability of fire tenders were also discussed and finalized.
The DDC asked all the officers of line department to work in coordination for smooth conduct of Yatra and ensure full facilities to the devotees on this occasion.
Senior Superintendent of Police, CPO, Tehsildar, ARTO, CMO, ARTO besides officers of other departments and representatives of Sri Sarthal Devi Trust were also present in the meeting.