KATRA : To discusses arrangements for ensuing Navratra Festival commencing here on October 05, 2013, the District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Sahid Iqbal Choudhary convened a joint meeting of senior officers and members of Navratra Festival Committee Katra here last evening.
Having made a yearly event for past some time, the Navratra festival is organized jointly by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Tourism Department, district Administration and active cooperation of various local organizations of the town.
The meeting discussed arrangements pertaining to the daily events to be held during the Navratra festival, including daily cultural procession (Shobha Yatra), All Indian Devotional Song Competition, Wresting Competition, Religious discourse (public parvachan), public Bhagwat katha, kavi samelan, Hasya Vyang, cultural programme by Song & Drama Division (GOI), programmes by school children in premises of Government Higher Secondary School Katra and catering arrangements for artists etc.
He stressed upon the government and private organizations involved in Navratra festival celebration, to work in close coordination to ensure successful conduct of the events.
Later, the DDC, along with other officers, also visited the venues of events being held during the nine day celebrations .
Earlier, the various events organizers projected some requirements and shared their views for making the celebrations more attractive.
Among others Director Tourism Jammu, Soujanya Sharma, Additional District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Vikram Singh Jamwal, officers of SMVDSB, ZEO Pouni, Harish Dubey, President Hotel & Restaurant Association Katra, Sham Lal Kesar, President Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma, President Travel Association, Surinder Khajuria, President Cultural Procession, Surinder Vakil, Vice President, H&R, Rakesh Wazir, President, Hasya Vyang Mach and other members of Navratra festival celebration committee were present in the meeting.
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