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Army troops conduct IED detection exercise at Amarnath trek route, LG Sinha flags off first batch of pilgrims from Jammu

Last Updated on June 28, 2024 at 4:31 pm

Soldiers of the Kashmir based Chinar Corps of the Indian Army today conducted a Counter-IED Mock Exercise on the mountainous Amarnath pilgrimage route to prevent any untoward incident at the Holy Cave, ensuring the successful execution of the Yatra.

Jawans of the Army also sanitized the uphill trek from the twin base camps of Baltal and Nunwan.

The yatra will begin from the valley tomorrow morning as the first batch of pilgrims flagged off from Jammu this morning by Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha has reached Kashmir.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off the first batch of devotees for the pilgrimage to the holy cave of Shri Amarnath Ji, from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar, today.

The Lt Governor extended his best wishes to all the pilgrims for a safe, blessed, and spiritually enriching journey. “May the blessings of Baba Amarnath Ji bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone’s life,” the Lt Governor said.

Amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras, the first batch of 4603 Yatris was flagged off for the holy Cave Shrine from Bhagwati Nagar Jammu base camp in a cavalcade of 231 light and heavy vehicles.

Eminent spiritual leaders; heads of religious organizations; public representatives; senior officers of Civil Administration, Police, Security Forces and Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, prominent citizens, and devotees in large number were present on the occasion.