LG pays obeisance at Kheer Bhawani

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha yesterday paid obeisance at Kheer Bhawani in Ganderbal and reviewed the arrangements being made for Jyeshtha Ashtami.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that during his visit to the Tulmulla shrine at Ganderbal where he offered his prayers, the LG announced the construction of Yatri Bhawan at Kheer Bhawani temple to facilitate the visiting devotees.

He directed the district administration and all government departments to work out a detailed project report for the construction of the Bhawan.

Sinha appraised the preparations for the upcoming Kheer Bhawani Mela and directed the officials and stakeholders to make all necessary arrangements for the convenience of the visiting devotees.

He directed the officials to ensure logistical arrangements, power, water supply, essential commodities, medical services and other necessary requirements for the Kheer Bhawani Mela.

Earlier, the Kashmiri Pandit community welcomed the LG and presented him with a traditional Pheran.

He interacted with the members of the community and discussed their issues and concerns.

Sinha instructed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to designate a Nodal Officer to receive and resolve concerns of the members of the community.

District Development Council (DDC) Ganderbal Chairperson Nuzhat Ishfaq, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta accompanied the LG.

Every year, on the occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami, Kheer Bhawani Mela is organised at Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulmulla in Ganderbal.