Monday, Jun 24 2019 | Time 18:53 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Kejriwal is working in view of upcoming Assy elections:Manoj Tiwari
  • Polling for Junagadh Municipal Corporation to be held on Jul 1
  • Action taken against 271 companies in last three yrs to safeguard investors: Finance Min
  • AICC dissolves all UP district committees, two member team to oversee preparation for bypolls
  • Forty two votes required to host 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • US, S Arabia talk maritime security in the Gulf
  • NITI Aayog to release 2nd edition of Healthy States, Progressive India report
  • Bhatpara gradually limping back to normal
  • Judicious use of water can save India from future calamities: Jal Shakti Minister
  • FC meets K'taka economists; discusses infra gaps, democratic deficit
  • Their ego will finish them, says BJP after Adhir Ranjan uses derogatory words for PM
  • Outrightly reject Karnataka's Mekedatu project proposal: TN CM urges Modi
  • Zimbabwe government bans use of foreign currency as legal tender
  • Rajouri road accident: Governor mourns loss of lives, announces ex-gratia
  • Baseline Ventures sign star shooters Apurvi, Saurabh
States » North


Vaishno Devi Yatra breaks last five years record

Jammu, Dec 10 (UNI) The world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage have set new record as the yatra figure of 2017 was crossed on Monday.
Talking to UNI, Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, said, "In the last year, a total of 81,78,318 pilgrims visited to the cave shrine but new record has been set as the yatra crossed this figure on Monday morning with still 21 days are left in the current year," Simrandeep Singh, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board here told UNI.
He said that with fresh snowfall at Bhawan and start of Bhawan-Bharion Ghati Cable Car, the yatra will further increase and may touch new record hoping that it may cross 85 lakhs.
It is pertinent to mention here that in 2013, record one crore pilgrims visited to the cave shrine and paid obeisance but after that the pilgrimage declined due to the security situation and other reasons in the state..
As per official record, in 2014, the pilgrimage was 78,03,193, in 2015, it was 77,76, 604, in 2016, it was 77, 23, 721 and in 2017 it was 81,78,318.
"It is a very healthy sign that the yatra this year have broke previous five years record and we are sure that the figure will further rise by year end," said an official.
He said that presently 13,000 to 15,000 pilgrims are daily reaching Katra base camp to perform the pilgrimage, while the Shrine Board has made all necessary arrangements in view of prevailing weather conditions.
UNI VBH GK
More News
Congress dissolves all district committees in UP

Congress dissolves all district committees in UP

24 Jun 2019 | 6:39 PM

Lucknow, Jun 24(UNI) The Congress in Uttar Pradesh on Monday dissolved all the district and city committees of the party and announced several changes to strengthen the organisation.

see more..
NC’s politics based on lies, deceptions: PC VP

NC’s politics based on lies, deceptions: PC VP

24 Jun 2019 | 6:25 PM

Srinagar, Jun 24 (UNI) Peoples Conference (PC) senior vice-president and Abdul Gani Vakil on Monday accused the National Conference (NC) leadership of deceptive politics and questioned as to how can people expect the fulfillment of promises from those leaders who have been lying for decades together.

see more..

Complaints related to Punjab State Food Commission should be registered on commission website: DP Reddy

24 Jun 2019 | 6:14 PM

Chandigarh, Jun 24 (UNI) Punjab Food Commission Chairman DP Reddy said that the state government is providing facilities to the eligible beneficiaries as per the National Food Security Act, 2013 and in case any beneficiary encounters any difficulty in getting the benefits of the scheme they can register their complaint on the commission's website psfc.

see more..

Rajouri road accident: Governor mourns loss of lives, announces ex-gratia

24 Jun 2019 | 6:12 PM

Srinagar, Jun 24 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a road accident in Rajouri district.

see more..

HPU VC visits proposed site for varsity campus at Ghanahatti

24 Jun 2019 | 6:04 PM

Shimla, Jun 24(UNI) Himachal Pradesh University(HPU) Vice Chancellor Prof Sikander Kumar visited the site of proposed campus at Ghanahatti along with the members of High-Powered Committee here on Monday.

see more..
image