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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Governor Inaugurates International Kullu Dusshera Festival

INVC,, Shimla,, Smt. Urmila Singh, Governor inaugurated a week-long International Kullu Dussehra Festival by performing pooja and lighting a lamp at Kala Kendra, Kullu today. Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Singh said that Kullu Dussehra was distinct from the Dussehra festival celebrated all over the country as this festival commences at Kullu when Dussehra festivities conclude in the rest of the country. She said that the festival, which is a symbol of victory of truth over evil, has maintained its glory with the changing times and added that about 200 local deities converge at Kullu to pay obeisance to Lord Raghu Nath Ji, which make the festival rare. She said that the rich cultural heritage of the Pradesh reflected through the National and International level fairs and festivals celebrated in the State. Governor said that Himachal Pradesh was known as the land of Gods and Goddesses and added that the deity culture, which was found, only here was unique. She said that this culture was identity of the Pradesh and stressed upon the need to preserve this. She lauded the efforts of the people of the Pradesh in maintaining their distinct identity and added that this unique culture would go a long way in promoting the religious tourism in the State. Governor also inaugurated the exhibition and visited the stalls put up by various Government Departments and Private Organisations. Shri Khimi Ram, Local MLA State BJP President, who is also the Chairman of Kullu Dussehra Festival Committee, welcomed the Governor. Shri B.M. Nainta, Deputy Commissioner and Vice-Chairman, Kullu Dussehra Festival Committee thanked the Governor. The festival is also celebrated as Folk Dance Festival and Cultural troupes drawn from various parts of the country are participating in the mega event this year. Earlier, the Governor also performed Pooja at Raghunath Ji Camp at Dhalpur ground. [caption id="attachment_19604" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Smt. Urmila Singh, Governor HP witnessing Rath Yatra of International kullu Dussehera Festival."]Smt. Urmila Singh, Governor HP witnessing  Rath Yatra of International kullu Dussehera Festival.[/caption]

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