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SMVD Shrine Board starts Langar for pilgrims on new route
5/9/2019 11:25:09 PM
Early Times Report

Katra, May 9: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has started a free community kitchen (Langar) from today at Tarakote on the picturesque Tarakote Marg (new route) between Katra and Adhkuwari.
This facility will be available to the pilgrims round the clock throughout during the year at Tarakote.
The Langar facility was formally inaugurated by a group of pilgrims from Mumbai, in the presence of Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Vivek Verma, Additional CEO and other officers and employees of the Board amidst chanting of Vedic mantras.
A Puja was held at the site before the commencement of the facility. The pilgrims present on the occasion lauded the Shrine Board for starting this facility.
The Langar facility has commenced at the already existing spacious Bhojanalaya of the Board at Tarakote, which can cater to around 200 pilgrims at a time.
The community kitchen has been equipped with modern kitchenware, utensils and other gadgets to provide most hygienic and wholesome food to the pilgrims. The facility can cater to 8500 pilgrims per day.
Giving details, Simrandeep Singh added that the community kitchen will work round the clock and the pilgrims will be served meals which will mostly comprise the traditional food of the region.
Those willing to donate for the facility can also do so through the donation boxes kept at the site. Further, pilgrims can also donate online through digital gateways, the details of which will be uploaded on the website of the Shrine Board for the convenience of the pilgrims.
Among those present on the occasion were MM Gupta, Chief Engineer, Shrine Board; Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer; Dr. Arvind Karwani, Deepak Dubey and Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Dy. CEOs; Vinay Khajuria, ACF; and Manu Hansa, Assistant CEO.
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