The annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded on Saturday on Shravan Purnima, amidst chanting of religious hymns in the spiritual ambience of south Kashmir Himalayas. Over 3.52 lakh yatris paid their obeisance at the holy cave shrine during this year's pilgrimage.
Governor NN Vohra, the chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, visited the cave shrine early this morning and prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the state.
The governor expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of this year's yatra, in spite of serious difficulties arising from the flash floods, cloud bursts and road blocks in the preceding weeks.
He lauded the efforts of the the civil and police administrations of Anantnag and Ganderbal districts, J&K police, central armed police forces, army, and all the involved state government departments and other agencies for the smooth conduct of this year's yatra.
The governor also directed the CEO to ensure complete cleaning of all camp sites and to prepare a camp
and route-wise action plan for yatra 2016.
He stressed that route-wise arrangements of all aspects of the Yatra must be worked out well in advance with particular focus on medicare, sanitation, cleanliness, water and power supply and other facilities and, side by side, ensuring effective protection of environment and ecology of the yatra area.
The governor is chairing a post-yatra review meeting on August 31, in which over a 100 officers who were involved in making arrangements for the yatra would participate.