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Budha Amarnath Yatra flagged off

Pilgrimages bond people, add to J&K’s economy: Yudhvir Sethi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State vice president Yudhvir Sethi  flagged a fresh batch of pilgrims bound for Buddha Amarnath mountainous shrine of Lord Shiva in Poonch district. While flagging off the Yatra, he said that such pilgrimages bond people, act as bridges and also add to state’s economy besides provide opportunities to local people to earn their livings.

Appreciating the role of Bajrang Dal and various government agencies in facilitating this holy pilgrimage, Yudhvir Sethi appreciated the arrangements made by district administration and the security cover provided to the pilgrims who are descending from various states of the country. He also appreciated arrangements made at transit camp set up for the yatra near Dudha Dhari temple in Rajouri.

While flagging off Yatra from Bhagwati Nagar this morning, the BJP leader was accompanied by Manoj Verma (Rashtriya Sanjojak), Naveen Sudan (Prant Sanjojak), Kartik Sudan, (Prant She-Sanjojak) Shaitaan Singh Mangilal and Manik Bajrangi (Nagar Sanjojak).He said this yatra which will culminate on August 18 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is being undertaken by devotees from all over the country and is picking up over a period of time. The temple houses Shivling of Budha Amarnath and is located in most serene location. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is also known as “Chattani Baba Amarnath temple” and is 4600 feet above sea level, he informed.

Yudhvir Sethi hoped that elaborate arrangements will add to the numbers of this yarta which is bonding people of all faiths and religions in district Poonch. He said that once the road from Loran to Gulmarg is completed this yatra will have more significance and people will throng the area in more numbers adding to its importance. The road, he added will also give access to people to other picturesque location in Srinagar as well.