STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta flagged off 17th Annual Chamunda Mata Charri Yatra from Jammu to Ramsu Pogal in Ramban District. Led by Rajeev Charak, hundreds of pilgrims including women and youth hailing from city and peripheral areas, assembled at Bahu near Kali Mata Temple, here, were flagged off in a procession with flags in their hands. While flagging off Charri Yatra of Chamunda Mata, former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta wished safe journey to the pilgrims and highlighted the need of such annual pilgrimages that inculcate a sense of spiritualism in the society. He also prayed for peace and prosperity of the State besides giving strength to the army Jawans and para-military forces in neutralizing anti-national elements as well as enabling them to give befitting reply to the enemies who are acting as stumbling blocks in State and nation’s growth. He thanked the armed forces for bringing complete normalcy in Jammu division and hoped Kashmir will also witness the terrorist free time ahead. Gupta stressed for active participation of respective district administrations for identifying such places where such annual Yatras are held with good strength and bring the places on the tourist maps of State. Gupta complimented the people on the auspicious occasion and prayed for communal harmony, peace and prosperity in the State. He further hoped that annual Yatra would touch new heights in future and destination would be emerged as one of the famous pilgrim destinations in the tourist map of India. Others who were present on the occasion were Bahadur Lal, Sharda Kumari, Anuradha Charak, Ankush Khajuria, Vivek Patyal, Indu Bhushan, Sunny Sangotra and Subash Chander.
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