Delhi Govt's Thirth Yatra Committe presenting bag to all yatris
Thirth yatra committee chairman Shri Shiv Sharma
and our L.O Bonal with the author
The lucky yatris
The yatris dancing in ecstacy that they got the chance for darshan
After lunch we went to Chandni chowk for shopping. All the common items required like food items, packing materials including fertilizer sacks and pooja articles, havan articles, chlorine tablets , small gifts as token of remembrance to ITBP personnel were bought in Delhi from common fund. The individuals also bought the items required for them.
Pooja to Lord Shiva for a good darshan
In the evening "Thirtha yatra committee of Delhi Government" hosted a reception to the yatris in which the bag was gifted to all the yatris. The residents of Delhi were given an financial assistance of Rs. 20,000/- . Similarly Gujarat Government gives Rs 30,000/- and also a kit containing essential items to their residents, other state Governments do not provide any assistance to the yatris. The president of the committee wished all a successful yatra and also asked us to witness the spectacle of celestials bathing in Manasarovar in the form of stars, he read out a letter written by an yatri who undertook the yatra last year. We had a pooja to pray to Lord Shiva for a good darshan followed by dinner. Later we started packing the common items in secure water proof package which extended up to midnight and went for a nap with the satisfaction that the D day has arrived and we are ready to travel for the darshan of Lord and Mother in few hours.