Due to shortage of fuel Border Security Force (BSF) has requested media persons in Jammu to make their own arrangements to reach Chmaliyal border village to participate and cover annual mela on June 26.
According to the BSF invitation, “a list of the media persons has been provided to BSF by Deputy commissioner Samba. However, unlike previous years due to shortage of fuel BSF would not be able to provide conveyance this time. All media persons are requested to made their own arrangements to reach Chamliyal before 0800 hrs on 26 June 2014”.
The major attraction of the mela is participation of border guards from across the border along with their Indian counterparts. To cover the high profile event a large army of media persons representing TV news channels, news papers and other media houses converge on the border to record the historic moments.
During the brief ceremony the Pak rangers offer special ‘chaddar’ in the shrine of Baba Chamliyal while Indian border guards fill their tractor trolleys with traditional ‘sand and sweet water’ (shakkar and sharbat). Those suffering from skin diseases apply mixture of sand and sweet water to rid of their skin ailments.