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GANDERBAL:  Minister of State for Education, Information and Culture, Priya Sethi, today visited Kheer Bhawani Tulmulla and interacted with various groups of  Kashmiri Pandits and other devotees who had arrived here to pay obeisance at the temple complex. She was accompanied by MLC Surinder Amberdar. After paying obeisance at the temple the Minister inspected the arrangements being made at the temple complex for the upcoming Kheer Bhawani Mela. She urged the district administration to put in place all necessary arrangements for the devotees for smooth conduct of festival.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the Government is keen to see dignified return of Kashmiri Pundits to their native land as Kashmir is incomplete without them. She said “festivals give us opportunities to promote and strengthen the communal harmony and ethos which is the strength of our country, said Ms. Sethi. ADC Ganderbal, ASP Ganderbal and other officers were present on the occasion.

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UDHAMPUR: Large number of men, women and children of all faith witnessed 3- day historic Shiv Parvati Moungri Mela  being held at Sar Dabar in tehsil Moungri of district Udhampur. The Mela concluded today with traditional fervor and gaiety.   MLA, Reasi, Mr. Ajay Nanda who was chief guest on the occasion appreciated the efforts of organizers and said that the local festivals  play a significant role in reviving the old traditions and generate   awareness among the masses about the various schemes of the government. Such events also help in preserving and promoting the priceless multifaceted cultural heritage and strengthen the bonds of mutual brotherhood.

 

During the Mela, Youth Services and Sports Department organsied rural sports competitions and cultural programmes by involving different schools of the area. The cultural troops drawn from various educational institutions presented folk dances and cultural programmes depicting the tradition of the area. Among others, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Sunil Singh Samyal, Dy SP, Dr Azhar Rashid, ZPEO, Panchari,  Pawan kumar sharma , President J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association,  Shiv Kumar Sharma, Chairman Shiv Parvati Cave Shrine Development Board Moungri, Advocate Swantanter Dev Kotwal,  heads of different educational institutions, teachers and local mela committee members   were present on the occasion.

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SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today visited Asar-i-Sharief Dargah Hazratbal, Jenab Sahib Soura and Asar-i-Sharief Kalashpora Shrines to take stock of arrangements made by various Departments with regard to Urs-i-Sharief of Mairaj-ul-Alam (SAW). The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Sub Divisional Magistrate (East) Srinagar and other senior officers of various Departments.

 

Deputy Commissioner interacted with the local staff of Auqaf and people present on spot who expressed satisfaction regarding the arrangements made by the District Administration at various Shrines. He issued on spot directions to the  concerned officers to ensure that all required arrangements are in place during the Urs days at all the shrines including Friday following.