Amarnath Yatra 2023: Amarnath Yatra has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing the total number of pilgrims of the previous year. This year's Yatra seems to be a success because of its arrangements, services and careful management. The 24th batch of over 3,100 pilgrims on Thursday left the base camp here for the Amarnath cave shrine located in the South Kashmir Himalayas.
Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing the total number of pilgrims of the previous year. This year’s Yatra seems to be a success because of its arrangements, services and careful management. More than 3.60 lakh pilgrims embarked on the Amarnath Yatra this year. The 24th batch of over 3,100 pilgrims on Thursday left the base camp here for the Amarnath cave shrine located in the South Kashmir Himalayas. The officers provided this information. The district administration is providing all facilities at the base camp under the direction of police and security authorities. The 62-day-long Amarnath Yatra, which started on July 1, will finish on August 31, 2023.
The pilgrimage started on July 1 from Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal route in Ganderbal district. A total of 3,111 pilgrims, including 2,303 men, 750 women, 47 seers and 11 children, left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in 124 vehicles this morning amid tight security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), officials said.
He said that since the first batch of pilgrims was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on June 29, more than 1.30 lakh pilgrims have left for the valley from Bhagwati Nagar camp.
Authorities said 40 individuals—generally pilgrims—died of different causes during the current year’s journey. The yatra has likewise seen a critical expansion in the number of foreign pilgrims visiting the shrine. The pilgrims have likewise praised the administration’s efforts in guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free journey.
The yatra coincided with the recognition of Kargil Diwas, which denotes India’s win in the 1999 war, at every base camp.
The occasion saw support from the Army, Central Reserve Police Force, police, National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, civil administration, and yatris, fortifying the connection between the military and the regular citizen populace, the representative said.