District administration Udhampur organizes traditional rural games

UDHAMPUR: In order to promote Dogra culture and rural games, the District administration Udhampur in collaboration with Traditional Rural Games Foundation of India, an NGO, today organized traditional Rural Games on the auspicious occasion of Lohri.

DDC Udhampur, Ravinder Kumar was the chief guest while SSP Udhampur Rayees Bhat was the guest of honour on the occasion.

As many as 16 cultural items were presented by the artists in this traditional festival viz sports , Adventure, Music , Art, Dance, Acting, Song, Comedy, Qawali, Dogri Dance were performed by the artist out of which near about 100 participants participated in the celebration of lohri festival.

While speaking on the occasion, DDC said that the main motive of organizing this event is to promote Dogra culture. He said aim of holding traditional rural games in the district is to provide platform to the new generation to showcase their hidden talent in the field of sports , Adventure, Music , Art, Dance, Acting, etc. He informed that district administration take initiative to represent and magnify the traditional Dogra Culture and language.

DDC congratulated members of organizing committee, participants and general public and extended greeting on the Lohri festival. He said that it is the need of hour to generate awareness among youth regarding games and sports and its importance to inculcate moral values in youth and all round development of the child. He said Dogra culture is very vast and it's duty and responsibility of every citizen to preserve this culture for new generation, he added.

On the occasion, District administration made elaborate arrangements like First Aid, barricading, sanitation, Transport, uninterrupted power supply, etc

Later, the chief guest distributed prizes among the participants who participated in the event.

Among others, District Officers of District Administration, President Beopar Mandal, Udhampur Surinder Singh Khalsa, members of NGO Foundation, participants besides prominent citizen were present on the occasion.


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