'Khirbhawani' to be celebrated with fervour on June 11

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Srinagar, June 4 (UNI) Kashmiri Pandits are gearing up to celebrate their major festival "Khirbhawani" on June 11 at Tulmulla in the central Kashmir district Ganderbal.

The authorities expected a record number of devotees from all over the country to participate in the festival.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today visited the Khirbhawani Shrine complex to take stock of arrangements for pilgrims.

Mr Azad went round the complex and inspected all the facilities available there.

He was informed that a number of works, including construction of 65 one-room tenements, four dormitories, one prayers hall and one Yagyashala has been completed at a cost of Rs 13.50 crore from a total project cost of Rs 16.50 crore.

Separate bathroom and latrine for men and women had also been constructed.

The Chief Minister has assured a release of Rs one crore for urgent construction of 0.7 MLD sewerage treatment plant for the shrine complex.

He has also asked the JKPCC to start work on the sewerage treatment plant immediately after the festival gets over.


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