Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds locals for taking responsibility of Amarnath yatra
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded people of Jammu and Kashmir for taking responsibility of Amarnath yatra with equal reverence.
In Mann KI Baat radio address, PM made special mention of Shri Amarnath Ji yatra in South Kashmir Himalayas, Lord Jagannath in Puri, Pandharpur in Maharashtra and Sabarimala in South saying the local people of Jammu and Kashmir take the responsibility of this pilgrimage.
“Just four days later, Shri Amarnath Ji yatra is going to start from the 30th of June. Devotees from all over the country reach Jammu and Kashmir for this pilgrimage,” Modi said.
He said the local people of Jammu and Kashmir take the responsibility of this yatra with equal reverence.
“The locals fully cooperate with the pilgrims,” the Prime Minister said.
Shri Amarnath Ji pilgrimage is due to start from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu on June 29 while it will take off from forward base camps of Nunwan in Pahalgam and Baltal from June 30.
The yatra will last 43 days and conclude on August 11 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.
The Government has made all arrangements including that of security for the pilgrims. The Government is anticipating eight lakh pilgrims to visit Shri Amarnath Ji shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas this year.