Amarnath Yatra (Amarnath Yatra 2023) is starting from 1st July 2023. The journey will last for 62 days. The yatra will end on 31 August. On Friday (June 9, 2023), Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security preparations made for the yatra in a high-level meeting. The Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board has prohibited the use of many food items during the yatra.
Regarding the visit, Amit Shah held a meeting with the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and heads of security agencies. reports According to sources, the meeting was attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau chief Tapan Deka, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command Upendra Dwivedi, CRPF Director General SL Thousen and other officers.
Let us tell you that the Amarnath Yatra passes through very difficult mountain roads. Along with this, it also remains on the target of terrorists. This is the reason that very strict security arrangements are made during this time. Devotees are sent in batches.
Union Home Minister @AmitShah chaired a high-level meeting on preparations for the Amarnath Yatra.
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new food menu for amarnath yatra 2023
Keeping in view the health of the pilgrims, the Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board has banned the harmful food items. The board has released a new food menu. This food menu will be applicable to pilgrims as well as langar organizations, food stalls, shops and other establishments coming up in the yatra area for serving and selling food.
In the new food menu of Amarnath Yatra 2023, due to religious reasons, all intoxicants including non-vegetarian food, alcohol, tobacco, gutkha, pan masala, smoking have been banned. Pilgrims will not get to eat puri, chole-bhature, pizza, burger, stuffed paratha, dosa, fried roti, bread with butter, pickle, chutney, fried papad, chowmein, fried rice and other fried and any type of fast food. . Along with this, halwa, jalebi, gulab jamun, laddoos, sweets and rasgulla have also been banned.
The use of cold drinks will also be prohibited during the journey. However, pilgrims have been allowed to have beverages like herbal tea, coffee, low-fat milk, fruit juices and vegetable soups. Fried rice is banned. But passengers will be able to eat normal rice, poha, uttapam, idli and normal dal-roti and chocolate. Consuming kheer, oats, dry fruits and honey have also been allowed.
Significantly, during the Amarnath Yatra of 2022, about 42 pilgrims had died due to natural causes. After this, the government has made the health certificate mandatory. Also, keeping in view the health of the pilgrims, oxygen booths have been made at many places on the way of the yatra. At the same time, hospitals have also been built at many places.