Advisor Sharma to flag-off first batch of pilgrims

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Advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, K K Sharma will flag off first batch of Amarnath pilgrims from YatriNiwas, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu in the wee hours Sunday.

As per government spokesperson, Advisor Sharma accompaniedwith senior officer of civil administrative, security forces and tourism wouldflag-off the first batch of pilgrims at 4.00 am after performing traditionalPooja.

All arrangements have been made for the pilgrims.

The pilgrims, including sadhus have been asked to boardtheir designated geo-tag enabled buses from yatriniwas only. People going intheir own vehicles have been asked to get registered and install geo-tags forsafety.

As per officials first batch will leave for Baltal base campin Ganderbal district during the early hours followed by batch for Pahalgambase camp in Kashmir's Anantnag district in a fleet of vehicles under tightsecurity.

The pilgrims will start their onward journey to the3,880-metre high cave shrine by foot on Monday July 1, marking the commencementof the pilgrimage, which is scheduled to conclude on August 15 coinciding withthe festival of 'RakshaBandhan'.

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