While Amarnath Yatra 2020 was cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus in India, the Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board on Saturday announced the date of the annual yatra for 2021.
Now, the Amarnath Yatra 2021 will commence on June 28 and will conclude on August 22. The decision was taken during a meeting held by the board. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired the meeting of the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board.
Amid the rise in cases of coronavirus in India, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) cancelled the Amarnath Yatra for last year in 2020. The authorities had stated that the yatra would begin on July 21 and will continue till August 3. However, the decision was rolled back.
Despite the sudden surge in cases in several states across the nation, the board has decided to hold the event, in compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines placed by the Central government to check the spread of coronavirus.
The Board stated that it was aware of and respect the sentiments of the devotees.
To keep the religious sentiments alive, it will continue the live telecast and virtual darshan of the morning and evening Aarti.
Furthermore, it stated that the traditional rituals will be carried out as per past practice.
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