Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) on Monday has formally launched the "Pooja Prasad" home delivery service for devotees across the country. The official spokesman said that the service was started during a meeting of SMVDSB under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who is also the chairman of SMVDSB at Raj Bhavan in Jammu. The spokesperson said that the pilgrimage center, which is unable to visit the pilgrimage center between the three peaked mountains, is known as "Trikuta". The devotee can make a booking through the SMVDSB website to deliver "Pooja Prasad" at home.
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Once the booking is done, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board will ensure that "Puja" is done within 72 hours and "Prasad" is sent through speed post. The spokesman said that so far around 1,500 "Pooja Prasad" packets have been sent by the board to the devotees from across the country from the speed post, for which the board has tied up with the postal department. The board meeting chaired by LG was attended by SMVDSB members, which included Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, former DGP Dr. Ashok Bhan, Justice (Retd) Parmod Kohli, KK Sharma, Major General (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma and KB Kachroo. . The board also reviewed the necessary precautionary measures taken by CEO Ramesh Kumar to ensure the safety of pilgrims, employees and the public.
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The spokesman said that LG directed the CEO to increase the number of pilgrims from outside the Union Territory on the basis of objective assessment of the ground situation. The CEO said that the journey to the cave of Mata Vaishno Devi began on August 16 and all devotees can now perform special poojas and perform other rituals. The board also conducted a comprehensive review of its major infrastructure development projects. LG directed the CEO to complete the ongoing tasks in a time bound manner for the convenience of the visiting pilgrims.