Ensure smooth conduct of Kheer Bhawani mela across Kashmir: Sagar to admin

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar on Saturday urged the divisional administration to make adequate arrangements for the forthcoming Kheer Bhawani mela.

The Party general secretary in a statement said that the divisional administration is duty bound to provide all facilities to the devotes on the occasion. “The festival attracts devotees particularly Kashmiri Pandits from across the state and the country.  The annual pilgrimage to this temple is a sort of homecoming for many Pandits. It is for the incumbent administration to ensure that pilgrims are provided best of health, transport and other facilities in and around the shrine. The festival presents a perfect example of the Hindu-Muslim brotherhood in Kashmir.  It is a perfect example of religious harmony that has been a specialty of our Kashmir culture,” he said.

Meanwhile, former MLA and district President Kulgam Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi has asked the district administration to ensure proper arrangements for Kheer Bhawani Mela at Manzgam and Devsar. He urged the authorities to be proactive and make every possible effort for the smooth conduct of mela in the Khir Bawani Asthapan’s in Kulgam.

Party district president Kupwara Qaisar Jamsheed Lone also urged the district administration to provide basic and effective amenities including transport facility to devotees visiting Kheer Bawani astapan at Ticker Kupwara. NC’s district president Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar and district president Anantnag Altaf Kaloo have also urged the respective district administration of Ganderal and Anantnag to provide all possible arrangements for the smooth conduct of Kheer Bawani mela in various asthapans in falling in Anantnag and Ganderbal.