SAMBA: Former Minister and Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Vijaypur Surjit Singh Slathia today chaired meetings of the District Administration at the shrines of Baba Sidh Goriya and Baba Chamliyal and took stock of the arrangements made for the annual Melas being held at the two shrines.
Mela at Baba Chamliyal shrine situated close to international border at Ramgarh sector will be held on 26th June, while at the shrine of Baba Sidh Goriya in village Swankha it will be a weeklong event commencing from 6th July, 2014.
He assured the people that the government was taking every possible step to facilitate the devotees visiting at these shrines.
Slathia issued directions to the concerned Officers to provide uninterrupted power and water supply to these shrines well in advance and during Mela days. He also directed the PWD (R&B) department to renovate the roads leading from the National Highway to these Shrines and also take up black topping of the road around Baba Sidh Goriya Shrine.
He further directed the concerned Officers to take due care of sanitation in and around the shrines in view of huge congregation of devotees arriving on the Melas days.
He also passed instructions to the legal metrology and CAPD departments to keep a check on the quality, hygiene and rates of the food items being sold by the vendors there.
Earlier DDC samba RK Varma Informed that two meetings were already taken to discuss necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of these occasions.
Slathia also reviewed the security arrangements and preparedness related to Fire and Emergency Services, health facilities, mobile service network, traffic regulation etc.
Later, Slathia, also chaired a meeting of District Officers to discuss arrangements in connection with visit of Baba Ji Radha Swami to Thandi Khui in the 2nd week of June.
The meeting discussed in detail the necessary arrangements of security, traffic regulation, drinking Water and power supply, Sanitation, first aid and deployment of fire tenders etc for the smooth conduct of the occasion.
Others present on the occasion were the DDC Samba R.K Varma, SP Anil Magotra ADC Inderjeet Singh, Sarpanchs and Panchs of the area, Mahants of the shrines and various district officers.