Performing Pooja, Havan and Yagya marked the celebration of 35th Foundation Day of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board today. These religious ceremonies were organised at Bhawan, Adhkuwari, Katra, Jammu and other locations in which the staff of the Shrine Board and the pilgrims participated.
Employees of the Shrine Board took the pledge on this occasion to perform their duties with sincerity and devotion. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, on the auspicious occasion of the Foundation Day, congratulated the staff of the Shrine Board and impressed upon them to work with utmost zeal and dedication for providing continuously improving facilities to the pilgrims visiting the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji. He also gave details of various major infrastructure development projects completed and the facilities put in place by the Shrine Board for the facilitation of the pilgrims. It is pertinent to recall that the Board was formed on this day in 1986.
At Katra, the main function was held at Niharika Complex where special Pooja and Havan was performed. Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board; Mr Vivek Verma, Additional CEO; Vishavjeet Singh, Dy. CEO; and other officers and staff of the Shrine Board, besides the pilgrims, participated. In view of the COVID-19, these functions were held by strictly following the social distancing norms and other precautionary measures.