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SAMBA: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department in Collaboration with Surinsar Mansar Development Authority organised a Baisakhi Festival on the bank of famous and Historical Mansar Lake in District Samba.
The festival was organised under the Supervision of Chief Executive Officer Surinsar Mansar Development Authority Arvind Kotwal, Tourist Officer of the Tourism Department Samba Rajesh Raina and Ashok Khajuria.
A large number of people of adjoining areas as well as tourists participated in this festival. A colorful programme was also organised by the Dogri artists. The reputed artists of the State presented variety of cultural items depicting rich folk lore, cultural heritage and varied beauty of the region. The cultural programme presented by J&K Academy of Art, culture and languages mesmerized the audience and received applause from every one present on the occasion.
BANI: Two-days Baisakhi Mela organised by Baisakhi Mela Committee Bani and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages was inaugurated on Friday at Mela Ground, Bani by Dr Arvinder Singh Aman, Additional Secretary J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages who was Chief Guest while Ajit Singh, SDM, Bani was the Guest of Honour and Dr Sunil Sharma BMO Bani, M.S Rather SHO Bani, Moti Ram and Des Raj Sharma , President and Secretary Baisakhi Mela Committee Bani were also present in the inaugural ceremony. The artists from Jammu performed incuded Sushmita Banerjee and Natya Roots Dance Group accompanied by the musicians including Vickey Gill(Synth), Luckey (Tabla) Hardik (Octopad), Sanjay Pashi (Guitar) and Shami(Dholak).
UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar Friday inaugurated three-day Historic Devika Baisakhi Mela on the bank of holy Devika rivulet in Udhampur town.
It was informed that District Information Center, Udhampur in collaboration with Bureau of outreach communication Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India field outreach Bureau Udhampur presented scintillating cultural programme on first day of Baisakhi mela.
Chairman Devika Baisakhi Mela Management Committee, Suram Chand Sharma, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Subash Dogra, Chef Executive Officer Municipality, Santosh Kotwal, Additional SP, Faisal Qureshi, Xen PWD, Mohd Abdullah, Deputy Controller Civil Defence, Shamsher Singh, Secretary , District Red Cross Society, Dr. V.P Sharma , District Panchayat Officer, Sunaina Sawney, BDO, Udhampur Rupali Vaid, besides Senior officers of various departments, Members of Mela Committee and a large number of people were present.
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