This is the Great example for communal harmony, The shri Mata vaishno Devi shrine has been providing sehri and iftari to arround 500 Quarantined muslims during the holy month of Ramzan.
The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is the second richest Shrine in india after Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and also one of the most revered Hindu shrines
The shrine had converted Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra into a quarantine centre in the month of March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Hindustantimes, Chief executive officer of the board Ramesh Kumar said, “In the month of Ramazan, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has been working overnight to provide sehri and iftari to our Muslim brethren in the morning and the evening.”
“We are running a quarantine centre at Aashirwad Bhawan, which has a capacity of 500 beds. Since it’s the holy month of Ramzan and the government of Jammu and Kashmir has been bringing back its residents from different parts of the country, we converted Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra into a quarantine centre in the month of March,” said Kumar.
He further said, “Those brought to Aashirwad Bhawan are mostly labourers, who are fasting during the month of Ramazan. So, we decided to provide them sehri and iftari everyday,” said the CEO.
The migrant labourers have come to Jammu and Kashmir from different parts of the country in special Shramik trains and buses to Udhampur town, which is centrally located. Katra is around 40km away from Udhampur
Kumar said apart from the Aashirwad Bhawan, the shrine board has been providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to the people quarantined in other government facilities in Katra.
According to Report ,the shrine board has spent around Rs 80 lakh on providing food to the needy since March 20. They have spent around Rs 1.5 crore in aiding the Covid-19 response.
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