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  • District admin reviews arrangements

REASI: The arrangements for three-day annual AgharJitto mela starting from June 27 were today reviewed here at a meeting of line departments with the District Development Commissioner Prasanna Ramaswamy G in the chair.  The meeting was attended by senior functionaries of police, civil administration, Health, PHE, Power and other development departments, besides representatives of religious and social organizations.

 

It was informed that the annual festival would witness different activities to attract devotees and pilgrims from all parts of the state, country and across world. The Baba Jitto Mandir development committee apprised the DDC about all major issues and requirements. They sought additional stairs, mercury lights, provision for better sanitation, dustbins, construction of Foot Bridge over AgharJittoNalla and other facilities for smooth organisation of the event.

 

After threadbare discussion, the DDC instructed the concerned officers to take up clearance of drains, repair of stretch from lower Mandir to the site of upper Mandir, maintenance of stairs and ground. The Food department was asked to ensure ration and other essential commodities, while engineers of PHE and PDD were asked to ensure water and power supply without interruption.

Instructions were also passed for deployment of security personnel and SafaiKaramchari and other workers for the mela. Tourism department was directed to ensure wide publicity of the event. The meeting decided to hold awareness camp cum-exhibition to educate the locals about the schemes being offered by different departments for promotion of rural economy including handicraft, handloom, agriculture and allied farming.