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First Batch of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2024 flagged off from Jammu, J&K

Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), June 28, 2024: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha flagged off the first batch of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2024 pilgrims from the base camp at Jammu today morning. Lt Governor extended his best wishes to all the pilgrims for a safe, blessed, and spiritually enriching journey.

Amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras, the first batch of 4603 Yatris was flagged off for the Holy Cave Shrine from Bhagwati Nagar Jammu base camp in a cavalcade of 231 light and heavy vehicles.

LG Manoj Sinha said, “In the last 3-4 years, a lot of arrangements have been made for the Shri Amarnath Yatra and this time also J&K administration has done all the necessary arrangements and the security has been heightened.”

Ahead of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2024, thousands of pilgrims have reached Jammu. The first batch will travel in high security in a convoy and reach Pahalgam and Baltal base camp where they will start their Shri Amarnath Yatra.

Eminent spiritual leaders; heads of religious organizations; public representatives; senior officers of Civil Administration, Police, Security Forces and Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, prominent citizens, and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.

The CCTVs have also been installed on National Highways to strengthen the security and address the traffic related issues.

Deputy Commissioner Udhampur said, ” To strengthen the security further, CCTV cameras have been installed on National Highway…around 10 CCTV points have been made from Udhampur to Banihal where continuous monitoring will take place. If any traffic related issue arises, we can address it immediately. Our motive is that Shri Amarnath Yatra pilgrims get all the facilities including food, water and electricity”.

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