Directs officers to ensure all essential facilities to devotees at Ganderbal, other locations
SRINAGAR, MAY 12: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today convened a meeting of officers to review arrangements for the celebration of Mela Mata Kheer Bhawani at Tulmulla Ganderbal and other districts including Kulgam, Anantnag and Kupwara. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioners of Ganderbal, Kulgam, Kupwara and Anantnag, Director Health Services, Kashmir, officers of FCS&CA, KPDCL, Tourism, Transport, PHE, Fire & Emergency Services, SMC, SRTC, Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner, Police besides representatives of Jagti Tenement Committee/Soan Kashmir Front UT J&K and Mata Kheer Bhawani Ji Yatra Welfare Society. Addressing the meeting, Div Com directed officers to ensure cleanliness and proper sanitation at Tulmulla Ganderbal and other locations where thousands of Kashmiri Pandits are expected to visit during the religious event. He also directed concerned to ensure availability of drinking water, electricity and transportation facilities to the devotees so they do not face inconvenience during the observance of festivity. Besides, he directed SMC to provide mobile toilets to the trust during the period of Mela and also asked concerned agencies for completion of renovation and upgradation works at Tulmulla before the start of Mela Kheer Bhawani. Div Com instructed DC Ganderbal to provide blankets to the management of the temple for devotees besides making arrangements of tents and chairs to facilitate participants of Mela Mata Kheer Bhawani. During Mela Kheerbhawani, thousands of Kashmiri Pandits visit five famous temples of Tulmulla, Ganderbal; Tikker, Kupwara; Laktipora Aishmuqam, Anantnag and Mata Tripursundri Devsar and Mata Kheerbhawani Manzgam in Kulgam district in Kashmir valley.