Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu has invited the general masses for their massive participation in the two days Lohri Festival on 12th and 13thJanuary, 2015.
While interacting with the media persons, Shantmanu appealed the masses for their maximum participation to make the festival a grand success. The inaugural ceremony will be held at Bagh-e-Bahu at 4 p.m on 12th January.
Divisional Commissioner informedthat Band Display by Police and BSF, illumination of Bagh-i-Bahu Garden by Tourism Department, Illumination of Raghunath Bazar by various associations, pujan/Bonfire by Raghunath Bazar Business Association, cultural programmes based on traditional themes to showcase Dogra Culture and traditions by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Food Festival by Hotel Association/ Private parties and JKTDC were the main attractions of the festival.
On 13th January, the procession will be flagged off from Sabzi Mandi Chowk Parade and culminate at Raghunath Bazar. The main attraction of the procession will be Dhol, Narsingha, Chajja, Haran and Kudd Dance and scholars from Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Birpur reciting Sanskrit hymns.
Prizes for the best three decorated shops at Raghunath Bazar will also be given by Tourism Department.
Among others, Director Tourism Jammu, R. K. Varma, Joint Director Tourism Jammu, Narupa Rai, Deputy Director Tourism Jammu Ms. Vinakshi Koul, besides Ravi Mahajan Chairman Paryatan Vikas Mandal, Captain Atul Gaur Chairman IATO Jammu Chapter, V. K. Sehgal, President Tourism Promotion Council were also present on the occasion.