Ganderbal- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday paid obeisance at Mata Kheer Bhawani here and reviewed arrangements being made on the auspicious occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.
Sinha was accompanied by Ms Nuzhat Ishfaq, DDC Chairperson Ganderbal, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and other senior officials of his administration, an official spokesperson said.
The LG, he said, was welcomed by members of Kashmiri Pandit community and was presented with traditional Pheran. Sinha, he said, offered his prayers at the shrine and later reviewed the arrangements being made for the auspicious occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami.
During his visit to the holy shrine at Tulmulla, Ganderbal, the spokesperson said, the LG announced construction of Yatri Bhawan at Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple to facilitate the visiting devotees.
The LG, he said, directed the District Administration and all government departments to work out a detailed project report for construction of the Bhawan.
According to the spokesperson, the LG appraised the preparations for the upcoming Mata Kheer Bhawani Mela and directed the officials and stakeholders to make all the necessary arrangements for the convenience of the visiting devotees.
Sinha, he said, directed the officials to ensure logistical arrangements, power, water supply, essential commodities, medical services & other necessary requirements for Kheer Bhawani Mela.
“The Lt Governor also interacted with the members of Kashmiri Pandit community and discussed their issues and concerns. He instructed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to designate a Nodal Officer to receive and resolve concerns of members of Kashmiri Pandit community,” the spokesperson added.
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