Vohra releases Department of Posts’ Special Cover on Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra released a Special Cover at the Raj Bhavan today, brought out by the Department of Posts to commemorate the Shri Amarnathji Yatra. This Special Cover shows the entire Yatra route and information about the significance and location of the Holy Cave Shrine.
P D Tshering, Chief Post Master General, J&K; Umang Narula, CEO, SASB; Sudheer Babu, Assisstant Post Master General; Vijay Choudhary, Senior Superintendent of Post Office, Srinagar, were present on the occasion.
Governor appreciated the Department of Posts initiative to highlight the significance of the Yatra through the informative Special Cover and observed that it will be of great interest to collectors of philatelic items.
Meanwhile the commencement of the Shri Amarnath Yatra was very considerably delayed today morning due to continuing rain since last night. As it could commence only in afternoon, from both the Baltal and the Pahalgam routes, only 1316 Yatris were able to leave on the Baltal route and 60 on the Pahalgam route, for the Holy Shrine.
By the evening of the first day, 1007 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the Holy Cave.