VC, Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of OBCs, Rashpaul Verma handing over gift to family of newly born girl child at Samba.STATE TIMES NEWS
SAMBA: District Administration Samba organised a colourful function at Govt High School Ghagwal to celebrate first Lohri of newly born girl children from Ghagwal and Rajpura Tehsils. The function was attended by Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of OBCs, Rashpaul Verma , MLA Hiranagar Kuldeep Raj , DDC Sheetal Nanda , SDM Ghagwal Narayan Dutt Sharma, DSWO and Nodal officer BBBP Shafqat Majeed Bhat , District officers and local community members.
The Vice Chairman and MLA felicitated parents of new born girls and presented Lohri gifts to them.
Meanwhile, Team Jammu, unit Samba) distributed clothes to needy & poor people on the occasion of Lohri Festival. DySP Hqrs Samba Deepak Digra who was chief guest distrcubutes clothes among the needy.
Team Jammu Unit Disst Samba President Vikesh Amba, Chairman Rahul Sambyal, New Young Blood Organization President Neelam Singh Sambyal, Team Jammu Members-Aman Gupta, Anupan Sambyal, Munish Abrol, Anil Mankota, Vikas Mankotia, Deepak Dogra, Naresh Kumar, V.K Padha, Advocate Akash Gupta and Ashok Thappa were also present on the occasion.
People celebrating Lohri by lighting bonfire at Bhadarwah.
BHADARWAH: Lohri was celebrated in whole Chenab Valley with utmost cheerfulness and grandeur on Saturday.
The main attraction of Lohri in all areas of Chenab Valley including Kishtwar, Ramban, Batote, Doda, Bhalessa, Drabshalla, Gandoh, Thatri, Bhalla and Bhadarwah was the huge bonfire which was lit in every area and people gathered while singing and dancing around it.
On the occasion number of rituals were also performed by people like throwing of Walnuts, Groundnuts, Sesame Seeds, Rewaris, Popcorns and several other items into the fire. They dance around it as It basically marks the end of the cold winters that are colourless and depressing and welcomes the season of fruitfulness, spring and the New Year(As per the Bikrami Calendar).
At Bhadarwah, the main function was organized at historic Seri Bazaar, where a huge bonfire was lit and people from all sections of the society came together to celebrate the Lohri festival.
However, to thwart any untoward incident, elaborate security arrangements were made in and around Bhadarwah town.
VIJAYPUR: SSP Ashok Kumar Principal PTTI Vijaypur celebrated Lohri with trainees. SSP Ashok while speaking on the occasion said that he has chosen to celebrate this occasion with the trainees who have come from different corners of the state, so that they do not feel alone here. Principal interacted with the trainees, greeted them and said enjoy this festival as a family function. Principal distributed peanut, popcorns and sweats among the trainees and staff. On this occasion Principal also wished them a prosperous and healthy stay in PTTI Vijaypur.
Inspector Rajesh Kumar RI, SI Ram Paul Lines Officer and other staff members were present on the occasion.
POONCH: Lohri Festival was celebrated at various places in Poonch with religious fervour and communal harmony. People of different communities congratulated each other. The main function was held in Sanatan Dharam Sabha Poonch under the leadership of its President Satish Sassan. The function was also held in Dashnami Akhara, Guru Niwas 108 Gadi and elsewhere. A function was held in Main Bazar Poonch under the supervision of DCC President Advocate Rajinder Singh amid singing of Lohri songs and beating of drums. Another function was held at Shia Market under Advocate Iftkhar Ahmed Bazmi.
NOWSHERA: Lohri was celebrated in Raghunath Mandir and many other places in the town in which the big gatherings of people lit fire and distributed Reoris, groundnuts, etc. People also exchanged Lohri greetings on the occasion.
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