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Katra, March 25: The Mata Vaishno Devi Pracheen Marg Charri Yatra came to conclusion with the beating of drums,dancing of people and performances of artists at Oli Mata Mandir 4 KMs from Deva Mai, Katra.
While speaking on the occasion President Hotel & Restaurant Association,Katra Rakesh Wazir said that The pilgrimage Tourism in J&K has got vast potential and whatever Tourists we are receiving today in the state the pilgrim Tourists of Vaishnodevi ji,Shiv Khori,Amarnath ji etc. constitutes major chunk in it and with the opening of the old traditional route of Vaishnodevi ji this whole area will get open up and the major tourist spots of this area like Deva Mai,Kol Kandoli,Showa Mata,Mathwar,Ambaran,Jio Potta,Jagti Durga Mata Temple,Raja Nawal Garh Temple,Ram Darbar Temple,Bamyal Shiv Temple,etc. will get major boost and will become the souce of employment in whole area and all this has happened due to the efforts of the peoples and asked the people for their further support in getting sanctioned the proposed Jammu Air port at Jagti and getting sanctioned the project as well as money for the revival of all traditional places enroute this road so that the whole area gets revived.
He wondered that the real contributors of this project including the then Advisor to Governor Parvez Dewan, local people, Governor’s regime, the present government and Hotel & Restaurant Association,Katra who made tireless efforts in getting this project sanctioned neither ever tried to took credit of that nor asked for that, but on the contrary a person who did nothing for it and rather tried to stall the project , when trying to take the credit it hurts the people and is really disgusting and cautioned the people that these type of moves damage the implementation of projects and requested all, that instead of taking credits and moving in the credit race all should unitedly work together selflessly for the betterment of the area and upliftment of pilgrimage Tourism overthere.
Prominent among others present on the occasion include President Mata Vaishnodevi Pracheen Pavitir Charri Yatra Committee Ranveer Singh,Vice President Kartar Chand,Secretary Jagdish Raj,Former Serpanch Ram Singh,Subhash Chander,Hans Raj,Mohd.Ashraf,Manzoor Choudhary,Harbans Lal,Ashok Kumar,Tara Chand Mistri,Uttam Singh, Purshottam Kumar,Allah Rakha,Nazeer Ahmed,Manohar Lal etc.