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  • Asks officers to ensure necessary facilities for devotees during Mela days

SRINAGAR: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir today stressed for ensuring appropriate arrangements to be put in place for the smooth conduct of upcoming Kheer Bhawani Mela, so that the devotees do not face any inconvenience.  The Minister said this while chairing a meeting with senior officers to review to oversee the arrangements being put in place for the Kheer Bhawani Mela.

 

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Secretary DMRR Talat Parvez, DC Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singhla, DC Anantnag M Y Malik, DC Kulgam Sajad Hussain, SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmed, RTO Kashmir Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Relief Commissioner J&K M L Raina besides other concerned officers attended the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that the Mela will be celebrated at Tulmulla in Ganderbal, Tikker in Kupwara, Laktipora, Mattan, Vessu in Anantnag, Manzgam, Devsar in Kulgam and at KapalMochan in Shopian district.

 

The Minister briefly discussed the arrangements to be made by the concerned district administrations including facilities like adequate power, water supply, sanitation, accommodation, availability of essentials, transport, fire tenders, besides medical facilities at the temples where Mela Kheer Bhawani will be celebrated.  Divisional Commissioner apprised the Minister that all the concerned Deputy Commissioners and district Police heads have been directed to ensure all necessary arrangements at the places where devotees would be visiting during Mela days. He said that at Tulmulla, a Joint Control Room will be established in the temple premises besides a help desk will also be managed by the district police.

 

DC Ganderbal apprised the meeting that adequate stock of ration and essential commodity has been made available besides all other requisite facilities for the devotees. The other concerned Deputy Commissioners ensured that every arrangement in this regard would be made available for the convenience of the devotees. SSP Ganderbal while elaborating on security arrangements informed that fool proof security would be provided to the devotees visiting Tullmulla to participate in Mela Kheer Bhawani. He further said that a parking plan has also been made to provide parking facilities to the devotees besides, CCTVs have also been installed.

 

Relief Commissioner M L Raina apprised the meeting about the arrangements put in place for the devotees who would be travelling from Jammu to valley. He said that JKSRTC buses will be pressed into service and all other necessary arrangements en-route including security, medical facilities, refreshment at halt stations etc. would also be made. The Minister asked all the officers to ensure that a foolproof mechanism is put in place to ensure that the devotees get the requisite necessary facilities for performing religious rituals. He asked Secretary DMRR to remain in touch with the concerned Deputy Commissioners to monitor the activities.

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  • Pays obeisance at shrine, prays for peace

GANDERBAL: Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Sat Pal Sharma today directed District Administration Ganderbal to ensure that appropriate arrangements are put in place for the smooth conduct of Kheer Bhawani Mela inTullmulla, Ganderbal. The Minister was interacting with the officers at the meeting hall, Mini Secretariat complex, during his visit to the district to oversee the arrangements being put in place for smooth conduct of annual Kheer Bhawani Mela, being held on June 20th.

 

The Minister was accompanied by Member Legislative Counsel G.L Raina, Financial Commissioner K.B Agarwal and General Secretary BJP, Dr Narinder Singh. Thousands of devotees from within and outside the State are expected to attend the festival. DDC Ganderbal Piyush Singla, SSP Fayaz Ahmad Lone, Chairman Dharmarth Trust, ACR and other District Officers were present on the occasion.

 

During the meeting, the Minister discussed department-wise facilities being provided for the devotees. He also reviewed the Security arrangements, availability of essentials, accommodation facilities, sanitation facility, traffic management, medical facilities besides availability of power and water supply. He said that no toll will be collected from the passengers carrying the pilgrims to the shrine during the days of festival.

 

DDC Ganderbal, on the occasion, gave a brief to the Minister about the preparedness of the district administration for the 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. Later, the Minister paid obeisance at Kheer Bhawani Shrine and prayed for peace and well-being of people of State. He extended his greetings to the people, particularly Kashmiri Pandits, on the occasion of ‘JyeshthaAshtami’.

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SRINAGAR: An inter-school Seerat conference was organized by Girls Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Nowhatta here today wherein Member Legislative Council Khursheed Aalam was the chief guest. ZEO Rainawari Shaista Masrat, noted writer Zareef Ahmad Zareef, students and other concerned were present on the occasion. On the occasion, the MLC threw light on the life of various aspects of the beloved Prophet (PBUH) and urged students to follow His teachings to lead a successful life. Other speakers also delivered lectures highlighting the threw light on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and asked people to follow His path. Later, the MLC also distributed cash awards among the winners of the Seerat competition.