Amarnath yatra would commence on June 28
A decision about the yatra date and its duration was taken at an over three hour long meeting of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) which was chaired by Jammu Kashmir Governor, N N Vohra, at New Delhi today. The meeting was attended by the SASB members Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Justice (retired) G D Sharma, Pandit Bhajan Soporim Vijay Dhar and Dr (Prof) Ved Kumari Ghai, besides its Chief Executive Officer Navin K Choudhary and Additional Chief Executive Officer Preet Pal Singh.
"A comprehensive action plan has been drawn up to implement the recommendations of the State High Powered Committee (SHPC) and the directions of the Supreme Court’’, said SASB’s Chief Executive Officer as the Board members took note of the apex court’s last year’s judgment regarding responsibilities of both the Central and State governments, besides SASB in respect to the arrangements to be made for Amarnath yatras from 2013. The Board members also noted that the Supreme Court, accepting report of the SHPC suggestions for smooth conduct of yatra including upgradation of health facilities, track conditions, infrastructure in yatra area and the steps to preserve the environment, has constituted a sub committee comprising state’s Chief Secretary and Home Secretary, besides SASB CEO to implement its directions.
Elaborating, he said that the pilgrims this year would have to compulsorily furnish a health certificate while seeking registration for Amarnath yatra this
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