Artists of Information and Broadcasting (GOI) perform at
Navratra Festival - 2010
Katra (Jammu), October 10 - Scintillating cultural performances presented by the artists of Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (GOI) are attracting large crowds including thousands of pilgrims from within and outside the State during the ongoing Navratra festival- 2010 at Government Higher Secondary School, Katra.
The artists of the department attired in traditional Indian costumes spell bound the thickly crowded audience with their heart throbbing performances, last evening. Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, who was the chief guest on the occasion, complimented the people in general and devotees of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji in particular on the Holy Navratras.
The Minister said that Katra has its great importance not only as a base camp of the holy cave shrine but also one feels the spiritual bliss as soon as one reaches Katra. He said that the famous Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji has been witnessing a continuous increase of the pilgrims after every passing year.
Appreciating the untiring efforts SMVDSB and people of Katra in creating facilities for the pilgrims, the Minister said that the holy town has achieved manifold development over the years with the blessings of the Goddess. He said pilgrims are our honored guests and we should do as much as we can for facilitating them. He exuded confidence that Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the locals would put in their best efforts in taking all care of the pilgrims.
Acclaiming the superb performances of the folk artist of Song and Drama Division for the entertainment of the pilgrims, The Minister said that such events provide an opportunity to the people to have a glimpse of our rich and diverse cultural heritage on a common platform which further help in strengthening the bonds of national Integration.
Responding to the developmental demands of the town put forth by the local MLA, the Minister said that the genuine demands would be redressed on priority basis.