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UDHAMPUR: Thousands of devotees thronged the one day historic Baba Yugdhar mela here at village Satyalta- Chenani, which began this morning with the ritual bathing of the Devta and followed by NavgrahaPoojan and the Aarti of Baba Yug Dev. District Development Commissioner Udhampur Ravinder Kumar was the chief guest at the inaugural function of mela. The mela is annually organized by YugdharDevsthan Development Trust Chenani in collaboration with District Administration. During the mela, thousands of people attired in traditional and colorful dresses throng the mela site to offer prayers and seek blessings of their revered deity for peace and prosperity.

 

While extending his greetings to the people, the DC said that such festivals not only signify religious aspiration and   spiritual bliss but act as platform for people to people contact and sharing of experiences and joys.  The District Administration Udhampur had made adequate arrangements of drinking water, Medicare, electricity, sanitation, transport etc for the devotees. To educate the people about various state and centrally sponsored government schemes, different departments had put up their stalls at the mela site.

 

During the mela, Students of different schools participated in various activities. Cultural programs were also presented by the local artists. People from Satyalta, Tandhar, Nagulta,Dhanas,Gharian, Pattangarh, Charat, Pakhlai, Malad, Barmeen, Udhampur, Chenani, Ramnagar of Udhampur District and even from Jammu converge every year to celebrate the Mela and pay obeisance to Baba Yug Shrine.

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SRINAGAR: In keeping with the essence of holy month of Ramzaan, the Army hosted an Iftaar at Sharifabad on 28 May 2018 which provided an opportunity for promoting the spirit of goodwill, brotherhood and harmony. The event was attended by the locals from Sharifabad, Durbal, Hajibagh, Kushipora and Hanzik. The evening began with breaking of fast and offering Magrib Namaz which was followed by Iftaar wherein delicious food was served. Speaking on the occasion, Kilo Force Commander highlighted the spirit of celebrating the core values of our nation, epitomised by unity in diversity, brotherhood and secularism. He thanked all the guests for their participation and wished for peace and harmony to prevail in the Valley.

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KARGIL: The 2562th Buddha Purnima was celebrated at PhotangGonpa Zanskar here today with fervour and gaiety. On the occasion, a number of scholars threw light on the life and teachings of Buddha and urged upon people to follow his path. President Zanskar Gonpa Association was the chief guest on the occasion. Children of various schools and village societies performed cultural programmes. A huge number of devotees gathered at PhotangGonpa to celebrate the religious function.