BFDC deputation calls on Advisor KK Sharma

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 2/15/2020 10:57:48 AM

Jammu, Feb 14 Bahu Fort Development Committee (Regd.) (BFDC) deputation comprising of President Kr. Rajeev Charak, Vice Chairman Advocate Ishant Gupta, Legal Advisor Advocate Varun Gupta & Vice President Krishan Chand Sharma calls on Advisor to Lt. Governor K.K. Sharma and presented him a memorandum requesting for the constitution of Shrine Board for Bawe Wali Mata Temple Bahu Fort and along with documentation of positive comments from various departments, regularization of 10+2 Contractual Lecturers and Amnesty Scheme for Electricity Bills. Advisor K.K. Sharma heard the deputation very patiently and gave full assurance that he will definitely going to take up the matter very seriously for the early constitution of Shrine Board for Bawe Wali Mata Temple also assures for regularization of 10+2 contractual lecturer and on request of deputation he also assures to reintroduce amnesty scheme so that the residents can clear their ending electricity bills and settle their account without paying huge interest and penalties. Kr. Rajeev Charak President while briefing urges Advisor that to increase religious tourism and also to generate employment it is very necessary to constitute Shrine Board for Bawe Wali Mata Temple because the historic shrine is worshipped as the kuldevi of Jammu and also attracts religious tourism in the city. He said that the temple is maintained since hundred years ago by one family who has done nothing since years ago in the name of development which results into great hardships for yatris and residents of the area. He added that the shrine is lacked with parking facility, sarai, passenger shed, cleanliness, hassle free darshan etc. He said that despite the site have been declared as protected monument by archaeology department but still there is reportedly haphazard erection of structures inside and around the temple leading to further mismanagement. He said that the Shrine is visited with number of pilgrims which has been growing year by year with Jammu fast becoming an independent tourist destination but there is no proper maintenance of account of offerings made and utilized which resulted into lack of development and utilization of funds for charitable purpose and also during Navratras District Administration have to make arrangements by pooling the resources of all departments.


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