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GANDERBAL: Minister for Health, Choudhary Lal Singh today visited Kheer Bhawani shrine at Tulmulla in district Ganderbal to review the arrangements put in place by the district administration for annual Kheer Bhawani Mela being celebrated on 26 May. The Minister went around the shrine complex and took stock of the arrangements being made by the administration for the devotees. To oversee the arrangements, hygiene, functioning and availability of staff, the minister visited the 10-bedded hospitals, stalls, langars and camps established by different departments inside the shrine complex. The minister directed the authorities to impose a fine of Rs 200 on a dental technician, Mohammad Yusuf for not having name plate on his apron.

 

Besides medical facilities the minister also reviewed the position with regard to power, water supply, sanitation and availability of essentials for the devotees. The minister stressed upon the officers to keep close coordination to ensure all possible facilities are made available to the devotees during the Mela. He directed the officers to ensure that the devotees don’t face any kind of inconvenience. Speaking on the occasion the minister said such festive occasions exhibit brotherhood and communal harmony among the people of Kashmir.

 

Among others DDC Ganderbal, Showkat Aijaz Bhat , SSP Ganderbal Imitiyaz Ismaiel, Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Director CA & PD, District information Officer and Designated Food safety Officer , Ganderbal were present on the occasion.

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GANDERBAL: To review the arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of Mela Kheer Bhawani, Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra today conducted a tour of the shrine along with Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Showkat Aijaz Bhat and senior officials of the district administration. Karra went around the shrine complex and took stock of the arrangements being made by the administration for the pilgrims on the occasion.

 

He directed the concerned authorities to ensure proper cleanliness in and around the shrine complex. Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits are expected to pay obeisance at the temple on May 26, 2015. The MP interacted with various groups of Kashmiri Pandits and other devotees who had arrived here to pay obeisance at the temple complex. Speaking on the occasion, the MP said the Government is keen to see dignified return of Kashmiri Pundits to their native land as Kashmir is incomplete without them. “Festivals give us opportunities to promote and strengthen the communal harmony and ethos which is the strength of our country,” he said.

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  • ‘J&K known for its pluralistic ethos’

 

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed the administration to ensure that appropriate arrangements are put in place for the smooth conduct of upcoming Kheer Bhawani Mela, so that the devotees do not face any inconvenience. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with the officers during his visit to Kheer Bhawani Shrine in district Ganderbal to oversee the arrangements for the annual Kheer Bhawani Mela being celebrated on 26th May. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the State are expected to join the festival.

 

MLC Ajatshatru Singh, DDC Ganderbal, Showkat Aijaz, SSP Ganderbal Imtiyaz Ismail, SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir, Javaid Koul, SSP Security Kashmir, Maqsood-ul-Zaman, ACR Ganderbal, Chairman Dharmarath Trust and district officers were present on the occasion. The Deputy CM said such festive occasions exhibit brotherhood and communal harmony among the people of Kashmir and provide an opportunity to bridge the gap among different geographic regions of J&K. He said the state is known for its pluralistic character and mutual brotherhood among different sections of the society.

 

Dr. Singh discussed department-wise facilities to be provided for the devotees and particularly reviewed the position with regard to power, water supply, sanitation, Traffic Management, security arrangements, availability of essentials and medical facilities. The Deputy Chief Minister was given brief about the preparedness of the district administration for the upcoming Mela and was told that a foolproof mechanism was put in place to ensure that the devotees get the requisite necessary facilities for performing religious rituals.