Azad prays at Hzratbal shrine
Srinagar, Mar 31 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has dirercted the Divisional Administration to provide all possible facilities to devotees during the annual urs of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi.
Keeping in view the religious importance of Hazratbal shrine, he said the whole area around it needs to be fully beautified and developed to enhance its grandeur.
Mr Azad, who is also the Chairman of the Muslim Waqf Board, immediately after his arrival from Jammu straigtaway drove to the Hazratbal shrine to see the preparations for Eid, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
Mr Azad was received by Sajadah-Nasheen Janab Ghulam Hassan Banday inside the holy shrine .
He also prayed for peace and welfare of the people.
Mr Azad said since his student days from Kashmir University he is a regular visitor to Hazratbal shrine.
Reviewing the arrangements for the Urs, the Chief Minister directed the Divisional Administration to ensure the pilgrims during the Urs days of Eid do not face any problems.
He said due to population increase traffic management for the pilgrims has to be ensured and all the loopholes plugged. He said 500 volunteers will be engaged to maintain discipline and decorum during the Urs days.
Regarding first aid centers, the Health Director said medical camps will be set up at various places during these days while a ten bed hospital equipped with medicines and doctors will also be made available.
Regarding sanitation the Commissioner said, 150 people have been deployed for sanitation work in and around the Holy shrine.
He said mobile toilet vans will also be kept available for the convenience of pilgrims.
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