Jammu, Jul 1 UNI | 22 days ago

Fifth batch of 1,243 pilgrims today left for the holy cave shrine of Shri Amarnath from the Yatri Niwas base camp here.

"As many as 1,243 pilgrims, comprising 839 males, 283 females, 20 children and 101 sadhu, this morning left for the cave shrine from the Bhagwati Nagar based yatri Niwas," an official spokesperson said.

He said the yatris left in a convoy of 33 vehicles including 7 Light Motor Vehicles, 26 buses.

Photo Caption: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra chairing review meeting of Amarnath Yatra at Governor house in Srinagar on Monday UNI PHOTO

The first bus left at 0425 hrs with security arrangements.

(Posted on 01-07-2014)