Amarnath yatra: Panel to decide schedule

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 21:08

Srinagar: Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) on Friday constituted a sub-committee headed by Art of Living
founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to decide on the duration of the
annual yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas
from next year.

"The SASB, in a significant decision, decided to set up a
Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
to advise the Board regarding the duration and schedule of the
Yatra from 2012," a spokesman of the board said.

He said the decision to set up the sub-committee was taken
at a meeting chaired by Governor NN Vohra, who is also SASB
Chairman.

The meeting reviewed the status of the ongoing yatra and
expressed satisfaction over the continuing efforts for
ensuring progressive improvement in the management of the
pilgrimage.

The Sub-Committee is likely to commence its work in the
first week of September 2011 and submit its recommendations to
the Shrine Board by December 15 after hearing all the
interested parties.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 21:08
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