Dharmarth Trust makes adequate arrangements for Mahashivratri in Valley


SRINAGAR, Feb 21: Continuing with its age old tradition of providing hassle-free facilities to devotees visiting Shankaracharya Temple on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, Dharmarth Trust on Thursday finalized all the arrangements for the people visiting Valley ensuring gleeful celebrations marked with religious fervour and ebullience.
Sandeep Khusoo, Secretary of the Trust, Srinagar, informed that the Trust has made adequate arrangements in the ancient Shankaracharya Temple to facilitate devotees on Mahashivratri in Srinagar. Giving a detailed account of the preparations made by the Dharmarth Trust, Khusoo in a statement issued here on Thursday stated that all the necessary facilities including potable water supply, round the clock electricity, public conveniences, medical aid, and travel counseling shall be made available to the visiting devotees on the festival day.
He said that Dharmarth Trust through its coordinated efforts and cooperation of UT administration has ensured that no devotee faces any kind of difficulty during the period of festivity. Recalling the track record of Dharmarth Trust, he assured one and all that this time the arrangements will be more than adequate as was the case in previous years when Dharmarth Trust provided everything which is required at the celebration site for the visiting devotees. “In the countdown to put the facilities in place, we have taken up the matter with the Divisional Commissioner Srinagar in advance and tie-up to ensure that festivities become memorable for the devotees visiting Shankaracharya temple to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva. Sanitation and cleanliness have remained major issue in the past therefore Trust has laid extra stress on ensuring that environs in and around the temple remain neat and clean. For this lots of efforts have been made especially through placing garbage bins at various places and adding more staff to ensure cleanliness. Security being the major concern for the people visiting Valley has been given top priority and the concerned helmsmen of security forces have been taken into confidence to make sure that foolproof security is provided to devotees with no scope of any laxity or lethargy. To cope with traffic hiccups, traffic cops have been roped in and requested to man the traffic influx efficiently to ensure that vehicles do not snarl at the festivity site”, he said.
“Necessary arrangements have also been made to provide transport facility to the devotees from Lal Chowk, Karan Nagar, Jawahar Nagar and other areas. The aforesaid facility shall be extended to the devotees with active cooperation of UT administration. Various departments like PDD, PHE, JKP, roadways, etc have been approached well in advance to make sure that Mahashivratri festivities remain gleaming with all the facilities being made available to devotees in an immaculate manner”, he maintained adding that Trust has also appealed to the Health Department to provide adequate medical facilities at the temple premises. “Besides, Dharmarth Trust will provide Prashad to devotees visiting the temple site on the Mahashivratri, he averred.