3-Day Devika Baisakhi Mela in Udhampur concludes
UDHAMPUR :-Over 1.40 Lacs visitors including men, women and children of all faiths witnessed 3-day Historic Devika Baisakhi Mela being celebrated at Udhampur every year on first of Baisakh which concluded with traditional fervour and gaiety here, today late evening.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Udhampur, Mr. Gareeb Das was the chief guest on the concluding day of the Historic Devika Mela .
It may be recalled that the mela is celebrated at the bank of sacred Devika rivulet from the time immemorial which is having a number of temples of different deities including famous and ancient Kamehswar Mahadev and temples of Ganga , Hanumana, Rama-Laxmana and Radha-Krishna exist on both sides of Devika. The visitors in addition to enjoying festivities of the mela, offered prayers in these temples and poured water on Shiva Lingam to seek the blessings of Lord Mahadev and other deities.
Information Department Udhampur arranged cultural programme based on folk culture besides depicting film shows on places of tourist and historic interest of the district during the mela day.The cultural show was supplemented with the items presented by 137 Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Udhampur compelling Jam pack audience present on the occasion to give repeated cheers. Punjabi folk Songs presented by CRPF Punjabi Singer, Kamal Jeet Kamal, Bhangra by Jawans were the main attraction of the programme. Besides Artists of Dhoom Academy of Dance Udhampur presented dogri dances on the occasion.
District Information Center Udhampur also put up photo Exhibition based on theme depicting natural picnic spots, heritage monuments, historic temples of the district. The visitors showed their great interest in the exhibition.
The district administration had also made adequate arrangements of barricading, security, sanitation, first-aid, drinking water and power supply.
Among others, Additional SP, Udhampur, Chairman of the Mela Committee, Advocate Surinder Khajuria, Mela Officer were also seen supervising the mela arrangements at the venue.