The Newsfeed

Urs of Syed Qamar-ud-Din Bukhari: LG flag off fleet of boats, shikara from Srinagar to Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday flagged off a fleet of boats and Shikaras carrying devotees from Zero bridge to Ganderbal.

Urs of Syed Qamar-ud-din Bukhari (RA) commenced today after a gap of three decades, while a fleet of Shikaras and boats carrying devotees was flagged off today. LG Sinha said that the event also marks the revival of water transport from Srinagar to Ganderbal.

“Flagged-off fleet of boats & shikaras carrying devotees, artists from Zero Bridge to Ganderbal to commemorate the Urs of Syed Qamar-ud-Din Bukhari (RA). It also marks the revival of water transport from Srinagar to Ganderbal,” the Office of LG J&K tweeted.

Meanwhile, Director Tourism, G N Itoo said that the water transport will help promote tourism while J&K Waqf Board chairperson, Darakhshan Andrabi said that it will help revive water transport in the Valley.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies