Governor felicitates Langar Organisations

Governor N N Vohra felicitating representatives of Langar Organisations.
Governor N N Vohra felicitating representatives of Langar Organisations.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 7:  At a function organised by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shrine Board (SASB), felicitated Langar Organisations for voluntarily rendering valuable services to the pilgrims in every annual Yatra.
He distributed certificates of appreciation to 120 Langar Organisations and NGOs who  established Langars and rendered varied services to the Yatris during Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2016. Dr. S. P. Vaid, Director General of Police was present on the occasion.
Lauding the contribution of the Langar Organisations in serving free food facility throughout the Yatra to pilgrims in the difficult mountainous terrain and challenging climatic conditions, Governor thanked all these organisations for playing a notable role and for their valued relationship with the Shrine Board ever since it was established.
Governor emphasised the high importance of ensuring that every aspect of the Yatra is viewed and handled systematically and in a disciplined manner. He observed that the pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine is not possible without a very closely coordinated approach between each of the various concerned agencies. He hoped that this year too, notwithstanding the heavy snow accumulation en-route Yatra area, the pilgrimage would commence on  June 29 as scheduled.
Vijay Thakur, President, and Rajan Gupta, General Secretary, Amarnath Barfani Langars Organisation (SABLO); Rajan Kapoor and Rajiv Sethi, President and General Secretary, respectively of Shri Amarnath Yatra Bhandara Organisation (SAYBO); Sh. Surinder Mohan Agarwal, President and Sh. Karan Singh Charak, General Secretary, Shri Baba Amarnath and Buda Amarnath Yatri Niyas and other apex Langar Organizations were present on the occasion.
P. K. Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, in his welcome address, apprised the LOs about the continued endeavour of the Shrine Board for providing better services to the Yatris. CEO further informed that all the Sewadars are being provided free Accidental Insurance Cover since Yatra 2015 and stressed the need for the Langar Organisations to strictly adhere to all terms and conditions laid down by the Board for the functioning of all the Service Providers in the Yatra area. Jitendra K. Singh, Additional Chief Executive Officer of the Board, presented the vote of thanks.

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