“Scintillating evening marks Karwachowth eve”
Smt. Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks said Karva Chauth – a one-day festival in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands is our culture and enthusiastic participation of women folk in it depicts how strongly we are connected to our roots and are keeping age old traditions alive.
Priya Sethi was speaking after inaugurating an evening celebration on the eve of Karvachowth at Geeta Bhavan today. She was joined by BJP Vice President Yudhvir Sethi who was co-organiser. The simple yet impressive function at Geeta Mandir attracted thousands of women who participated in different events in large numbers. Special performers enthralled the audiences with their folk songs, Dogri Pakhan, Bhangra and musical feasts.
Priya Sethi while congratulating women for celebrating this festival said that this is how we stay firmly rooted out rich culture. “As a culture minister and as a citizen of historic Jammu city I believed that it is my duty to organise special events on such occasions and this is for the third consecutive year that we are celebrating this event with much enthusiasm”, She said adding that this event creates a bonding between us all.
Special draws were also taken out for participants on the occasion.
The programme started with lighting of Traditional Lamp by Ashok Koul,Gen Secratery BJP ,J & K along with Priya Sethi,Yudhvir Sethi,Suresh Jamwal and Usha Chowdhary with other dignitaries. Bodhraj Sharma president Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Geeta Bhawan was also present.
Subash Langeh and Neelam Langeh from Academy of Art, Culture and Languages presented Dogri folk songs that left audiences spellbound. Dance on Dogri song by girls dressed in typical Dogri attire was appreciated by audiences. Bhangra on punjabi song was star attraction. Women and young girls enthusiastically participated in Quiz on film and TV shows and won many prizes.