NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday visited the Kanwaria Camp at Jafrabad - which has become a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity - and exuded confidence that this year too the Kanwar yatra would be a success.
“We all will be able to make Kanwar Yatra successful this time like previous years,” she told the gathering at the camp. Noting that the annual pilgrimage has become a symbol of social harmony, Ms Dikshit said a number of organisations have been conducting camps for Kanwarias.
Ms. Dikshit, who was accompanied by Seelampur MLA Mateen Ahmed, also expressed her pleasure at the fact that the Jafrabad camp has become a unique and excellent example of Hindu-Muslim unity and cultural synthesis. She said that this would go a long way in establishing amity and social harmony. The Chief Minister said the Sadbhawana camp has established an identity of its own owing to the fact that Hindu Kanwarias going to Hardwar were being looked after and served by people from the Muslim community here. She termed the camp, which is being organised for the past 15 years, as an example for the people in the rest of the country.
As for the arrangements being made by the Delhi Government for the pilgrimage, Ms. Dikshit said it was providing tents, water, medicines and doctors to the Kanwarias.