3rd batch of Buddha Amarnath yatris reaches Poonch

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 4: Third batch of Shri Buddha Amarnathji Yatra comprising of 570 pilgrims reached Poonch town from Jammu this evening while nearly 500 pilgrims performed `darshan’ at the shrine at Mandi today.
An official spokesman said that second batch of yatris which had been stopped at Rajouri last night reached at Mandi at around 11 am today. The yatris after performing darshan, straightway left for Jammu and reached here late evening. They were stopped at Rajouri for night halt by the Administration due to security reasons last evening.
Third batch of yatris including most of them from outside the State left for Poonch from Jammu base camp in 12 buses and nine light and medium motor vehicles. They reached safe at Poonch at around 8 pm today. They were received at Sunderbani, Rajouri, Bhimber Gali and Poonch by the administration, Army and other organizations connected with the Langar management and Yatra Reception Committees.
Local Army unit at BG has organized a round the clock `Langar’ for the yatris. A total 570 pilgrims who arrived at Poonch today from Jammu were received by the Yatra Management Committee including members from Akhara Committee. They were accommodated at Akhara Mandir Sarai, ITI complex, Sanatan Dharam Sabha and local Govt Higher Secondary Schools. They will leave for Mandi tomorrow morning to perform `darshan’ at Shri Budha Amarnath shrine.

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