Raghunath Bazar Festival 2011 in Jammu on Lohri
Jammu, January 07- In connection with organizing the Lorhi Festival/ Raghunath Bazar Festival 2011, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal.
The department of Tourism is organizing Lorhi/ Raghunath Bazar Festival, to showcase the cultural and built heritage of Jammu region and promote cultural tourism in Jammu & Kashmir State. The Department of Tourism in collaboration with District Administration, Travel and Trade Industry, Raghunath Bazar Business Association will organize the event.
It was decided in the meeting that the Lorhi Festival will be held on 12th & 13th of January 2011. This festival will be organized at Bagh-e-Bahu, Kala Kendra and will culminate with the Raghunath Bazar Festival on the Lorhi day. A heritage walk to highlight the built heritage of Jammu will also be held starting from Amar Mahal Palace to Raghunath Bazar. The festival will showcase the culture of Jammu including songs and dances, heritage and ethnic food to attract tourism. Shopping bonanza will be offered by the Raghunath Bazar Businessmen Association during the two day by way of discounts etc. It was also decided to hold a Chajja making competition of school children at Kala Kendra.
The meeting held detailed discussion on various issues regarding the inauguration of festival, invitation to the dignitaries, valedictory function, proposed sub-committees for organizing the event, Band display by CRPF, illumination of Bahu Fort/ Bagh-e-Bahu garden, cultural programmes by Song & Drama Division, Food festival by Hotel Association Pvt. Parties/ J&K TDC, exhibition of photographs by Information/ Tourism Department, Ethnic Food Stalls, illumination of Kala Kendra, Cultural show besides Jammu Municipality will ensure a festive look to the Jammu city.
Other issues deliberated upon in the meeting included sanitation, water and power supply, lighting arrangements, medicare, traffic, security, fire services, etc.
The Divisional Commissioner necessitated the significance of enhanced synchronization among all concerned agencies to ensure better arrangements and avoid any inconvenience to the participants and the public as well. He directed them to gear up their men and machinery to make all arrangements well in time.