LG performs ‘Samapan Pooja’ marking end of Amarnath Yatra

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday morning performed the ‘Samapan Pooja’ which marks the end of annual Amarnath Yatra, and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the people.

“I truly admire and appreciate the selfless contribution of all stakeholders and citizens for making this difficult Yatra hassle-free for the pilgrims”, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor lauded the efforts of J&K Police, Army, CAPFs, Airforce, NDRF, SDRF, Volunteers, Doctors, Health care personnel, Political and Religious leaders, Sant Samaj, Shrine Board officials, UT Administration, Langar organizers, Telecom service providers, Sanitation workers, Ponywalas, Pithuwalas, Civil Society Groups and citizens from all walks of life for ensuring successful culmination of this year’s yatra.

Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Nitishwar Kumar, Chief Executive Officer Amarnathji Shrine Board & Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; DC Raina, Member, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir also participated in the Samapan Pooja at the Raj Bhawan. The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board and the UT Administration had made all the arrangements for carrying out traditional religious rituals at the holy cave.

Meanwhile, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board facilitated the carriage of Holy Mace (Pavitra Chhari) to the Cave Shrine. Deependra Giri, Mahant Chhari-Mubarak Amarnathji led the Chhari Yatra accompanied by saints of Dashnami Akhada, and held the Chhari Poojan to mark the conclusion of Yatra 2022.