Udhampur (J&K) “Devika identity of Udhampur City awaiting facelift and fulfilling of long pending promises of development” Aman Kalsotra told while addressing Mammoth of Gathering of social minded in Devika Ghat Udhampur.
Prominent Social Activist and Director Sky High India Social Organisation today while addressing a mammoth of gathering of social minded and intellectual of Udhampur said that Development of Devika Ghat is a long pending demand of residents of Udhampur. As per belief & Hindu Tradition Maa Devika is the sister of Maa Ganga and Speically built Ghat also used for and last rites of the departed like Ganga in Haridwar. Kalsotra said that People of Udhampur and residents of far off areas used Devika Ghat for last rites of departed soul. Apart from this Devika Ghat is famous from centuries. The holy river of Devika is also passing through Devika Ghat but due to pollution and flow of Garbage flow Devika Sacred water is endangered so immediate steps required to put to save Devika. Further he said that the starting and end point of Devika make people of all religion bound to belief on sacricity of sacred place and holy water flow.
Further Kalsotra said that beautiful Natural Ghats of Devika also attract visitors of far flung area who used this place & natural Vatika for relief rest and as Vishram sthal. Apart from this Devika is also the venue of historical Basakhi Mela at Udhampur popularity of this Mela is also crossing all peaks year after year. Devika’s glorious history attract Domestic as well as International Tourists. At Present there was not any dearth of space apart from encroachment. But authorities requested to please cover the left out area with barbed wire to demark the actual boundary for development.
Kalsotra further appeal the residents of udhampur to come forwarded for selfless work for regaining the glory of Maa Devika by participating in the cleanliness drive and Daily Aarti of Holy Devika on the pattern of Holy Ganga By Pujaris and Sants. Apart from this Kalsotra also requested the central and state Govt. to please allot planned sufficient & special package to Devika to uplift and regain old glory of this Holy Scared Destination to attract tourist from National and International.
Further Kalsotra appeal the administration to make plan for installing permanent modern games for children in the land nearyby touching Devika Ghats.