Raghunath Bazar Festival - 2011 concludes amidst celebrations
Jammu, January 13: 2-Day Lohri-Raghunath Bazar Festival - 2011 concluded here today with the Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir, Mr. Omar Abdullah participated in the concluding activities with lighting the traditional fire to mark end of the celebrations.
The Chief Minister greeted the Jammu people on the occasion and wished a happy and prosperous future to them. He was attired in a traditional Dogra outfits and offered ground nuts to the fire in a symbolic gesture.
The 2-day festival was jointly organized by the Tourism Department, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Raghunath Bazar Association, hoteliers, Travel and Trade Associations.
Artists of Cultural Academy presented short skits depicting the traditional Lohri festival and its importance, which is celebrated to bid good bye to cold season. A large, number of people present on the occasion witnessed the variety cultural programmes presented by the artists.