AMN / KATHUA (J&K)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh today reviewed arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and said it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to make the pilgrimage a success.
Speaking at the Lakhanpur base camp in Kathua district, the Minister said, the yatra is an annual affair and does not belong to any particular community, but signifies the fusion of different cultures. It highlights India’s unity in diversity.
Welcoming those entering the state for the yatra, the Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office said, the state and central government have made adequate arrangements to make the pilgrimage safe and comfortable for them.
Mr. Singh also appealed people to undergo proper medical checkup and registration as he said the pilgrims have to brave inclement weather conditions during the journey.
The Amaranth Yatra to 3,880-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas started from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes today after a delay of several hours due to heavy rain in the morning.