Srinagar, 20 February (CNI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that the government is taking steps at all levels to promote pilgrim tourism. The LG visited the Mata Vaishnava Devi temple today where he reviewed the facilities for those who come for darshan of the temple. On this occasion, he said that there is enough scope for pilgrim tourism in Jammu and Kashmir and thus special measures will be taken to attract the people of the country, adding that this will also increase employment resources.
According to Current News of India (CNI), Lt Governor Manoj Sinha visited Mata Vishnu Deviji temple and where he participated in puja pot and prayed for eternal peace in Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt. Governor along with Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Swami Vish Weshwaranand Girji Maharaj and other members of the Board prayed for peace, prosperity and happiness for all.
During his visit, the Lt. Governor inaugurated a souvenir shop in the temple along with Tripathi Bhojnaliya and Prasad Kendra. On this occasion, he said that there is enough scope for pilgrimage tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, which by expanding it will also increase employment opportunities.
The Lt. Governor observed that the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board is fully dedicated to providing better facilities to the pilgrims during the pilgrimage to the holy temple. He added that in the last 3 years, we have developed new infrastructure and many new initiatives such as RFID, CCTV, and new registration counters have been introduced for hassle-free Yatra.
The upcoming Temple Bhavan and Skywalk, and the recently approved integrated digital solution will make this spiritual journey more convenient, organized and memorable for the pilgrims, the Lt Governor added.
The Lt. Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishnava Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), reviewed the progress of the ongoing construction work of Bhawan and other facilities. It has been decided to prepare the temple, The Bhawan will be dedicated to devotees before the Navratri festival this year.
The Lt Governor said that it will accommodate 3000 pilgrims per day near the Bhavan. Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, S. Anshul Garg briefed the Lt Governor on the ongoing projects and explained the efforts of the board to upgrade and expand the facilities for pilgrims. (CNI)