Urs Baba Nizam-ud-din Awlia (RA) begins

The 124th Urs of Hazrat Baba Nizam-ud-din Awlia (RA) began at Baba Nagri in Kangan area of Ganderbal district on Friday.

The two-day Urs, which commenced with recitation of theQuran and naat, is scheduled to conclude on Saturday. Thousands of people fromvarious parts of the state will be attending the Urs.

Adequate arrangements have been made for the devotees by thetrustees of the shrine. Green flags were seen hoisted on most of the vehiclesheading towards the shrine.

Masrat Hashim, sub-divisional magistrate Kangan visited theshrine to take stock of arrangements for the celebrations. He was accompaniedby Tehsildar Kangan, Block Medical Officer Kangan, Naib Tehsildar, Food SafetyOfficer Kangan, Tehsil Supply Officer and other officials from variousdepartments. He also inspected the community kitchen, where food is beingprepared for the devotees.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference partyPresident Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah have greetedpeople on the occasion. 

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