FM radio station set up at Baltal to keep pilgrims updated
Baltal base camp (File pic)

FM radio station set up at Baltal to keep pilgrims updated

To keep the AmarnathYatra pilgrims updated about weather, security and other related arrangements, a frequency modulation (FM) radio transmitter has been set up at Baltal.

The facility has been set at the request of the UnionMinistries of Culture and Information and Broadcasting, sources said. A studiofacility has been set up at the Baltal base camp, a program executive deployed."The AmarnathYatra program is being generated from Baltal base camp and thePahalgam transmitter is also tuned to Baltal," sources said.

The FM can be accessed by the pilgrims even on basic mobilemodels. People can receive the program through DD free dish service.

The special transmission will be broadcast on All IndiaRadio "AmarnathYatra" service from 7am to 11pm. It will provideinformation to the pilgrims with regard to weather, security and other relatedarrangements daily till completion of the Yatra.

The All India Radio (AIR) is transmitting regular serviceson crowd management, weather, health and other alerts; devotional music isbeing provided by Ministry of Culture.

The same program "AmarnathYatra" is made availableon Delhi AIR service through the dedicated leased line and is also availablethrough DTH service all over the country.

The Ministry of Culture has created high-quality devotionalcontent for the Yatra, which includes mantras, shlokas and bhajans withcontextual meaning on Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh.

Leading music directors and singers have been roped in forthis purpose.

Archival content has been taken from the National CulturalAudiovisual Archives, under the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA).

The musical content is also available through the 'SangamApp' developed by the Ministry for Culture as also 'AIR Live' Mobile App.

The devotional content would also be played by all the'Langars' managed by Shri Amarnathjee Shrine Board, along both Yatra routes-the Baltal route and Pahalgam route.

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