Jammu, March 31, 2023: The Annual pilgrimage to Shri Amarnath shrine cave in South Kashmir Himalayas this year is expected to be for 60 days with tentative date for start of pilgrimage expected to be around end June ‘ 2023. However, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is yet to announce the dates for the Annual pilgrimage to Shri Amarnath shrine. Shri Amarnath Yatra 2023 is expected to conclude on August 30 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and Shravan Purnima.
In the mean time Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha chaired the 44th meeting of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) at Raj Bhawan, today. Hon’ble members of the Shrine Board - Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Shri D. C. Raina, Smt. Kailash Mehra Sadhu, Shri K. N. Rai, Shri K.N. Shrivastava, Shri Pitambar Lal Gupta, Dr. Shailesh Raina, Prof Vishwamurti Shastri and Smt Manju Garg shared their valuable inputs and suggestions for improving the facilities for the pilgrims for the Shri Amarnath Yatra 2023. The meeting discussed the ongoing works and future projects for smooth and hassle-free pilgrimage.
Principal Secretary to Lt Governor and CEO SASB made a detailed presentation and briefed the board on various aspects of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2023, including Registration for Yatra, provision of Helicopter Services, Yatra camps, langar/NGO services, Service Providers, Insurance cover for Yatris/ Service Providers etc. He further presented the action taken report on the decisions taken in the previous board meetings.
Chief Engineer BRO briefed the meeting on the progress regarding maintenance, restoration & development works of the Shri Amarnath Yatra tracks.
Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, DGP, Special DG CID, ADGP Jammu, Divisional Commissioners, Administrative Secretaries, Additional CEO SASB and other senior officers from Civil Administration, SASB, Police & Army also attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.