SRINAGAR: Lieutenant governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Sunday performed “Pratham Aarti” at the holy Amarnath cave in the Himalayas, which was telecast live by Prasar Bharti.
Murmu was accompanied by principal secretary and CEO of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Bipul Pathak, and other officers, the official spokesman said.
The event was telecast live by Prasar Bharti and as per officials it will do so till the culmination of the Amarnath Yatra on August 3. The aarti will be shown live at 3am and 7pm.
J&K chief see, BVR Subhramanym, said on Saturday that this year’s Amarnath Yatra would be undertaken in a restricted manner, so that the SOPs for Covid-19 are strictly adhered.
The limited Yatra is likely to be held from July 23 to August 3 this year, from Baltal track in Sonmarg in central Kashmir only.