Friday, January 13, 2012

Lohri celebrated with in jammu kashmir

The Department of Tourism in collaboration with Raghunath Bazaar Association today celebrated Lohri festival with enthusiasm and zeal.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal, was the chief guest while MLA East, Ashok Khajuria, was also present.

The three-day festival is being organised to showcase the cultural heritage of Jammu.

Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner said these events were organised to showcase the unique cultural ethos and heritage of Jammu besides promoting cultural tourism in the State.

All bazaars have been illuminated by different Bazaars Business Associations and prizes in the shape of trophies would also be given for best illumination and traditional decoration.

Bonfires were also lit in the Raghunath Temple Chowk wherein a large number of people gathered.

Director Tourism, R S Mehta, Provincial President of National Conference, Rattan Lal Gupta, President, Raghunath Bazaar Association, Surinder Mahajan, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Y V Sharma and other prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.

Various educational institutions and organisation also celebrated the festival with gaiety and fervour.

Government Degree College, R S Pura celebrated Lohri with great zeal and fervour.

Various programmes were organised in the college premises to mark the occasion.

The NSS Unit also celebrated National Youth Day in connection with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

A poster making competition on the theme "Corruption Free India: A dream for Indian Youth" was also organised wherein large number of students participated.

Principal of the college, Prof (Dr) Anita Sudan in her address highlighted the importance of the day and asked the youth to contribute towards making a corruption free India.

Modern Secular Institute of Education (High School), Laxmi Puram celebrated Lohri with enthusiasm.

A campfire was also lit to mark the occasion. Managing Director of the school, Kuldeep Kumar, laid stress on the conservation of culture.

State president, Milchar Front, S N Saproo was also present.

Students presented various colourful cultural items.

Lohri was also celebrated at MMS Indian Public School, Simbal. A function was held under the chairmanship of principal, Kulwant Singh wherein the students performed dance. Later, sweets were also distributed.

The Provincial body of National Conference along with all Urban workers and office bearers celebrated Lohri at party headquarters here.

Later, sweets were also distributed amongst the party workers and leaders.

Prominent among others present on the occasion include Laxami Dutta, Rashida Begum, Jughal Mahajan, Ayub Malik, Chander Mohan Sharma, Mohinder Gupta, Peter, Surinder Singh Jamwal, Sham Mehra, Satwant Kour, Ravinder Kour, Vinod Tak, Suresh Gupta, Uma Jamwal, Rakesh Singh, Sai Dass, Asha Anand, Daiveer Singh, Parvinder Singh, Rashpal S Dilbar and M L Munshi.

Air Force School, Jammu celebrated Lohri amd Makker Sankranti at Nursery Wing with great fervour.

A bonfire was lit and students danced around it on the tunes of traditional tunes.

Vikesh Sandhal, Principal of the school wished the students and staff.

Flt Lt Karishma Sethi, OI/C, Air Force School presided over the function.

A team of Shree T Creations celebrated Lohri with fervour. The whole team included Director/Producer Neelam Phull and others gathered at Hari Theatre alongwith audience.

The whole team thanked the Jammuites for their whole hearedly support to Dogri Film "Kuggi Maar Duaari".

Members of Mother India, an NGO celebrated Lohri with zeal and fervour.

A bonfire was also lit to mark the occasion. President of Mother India, Raj Kumar Choudhary, Naresh Choudhary, Sushma Devi, Sonia Tohra and Amit Suri besides others were present.

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