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Various institutions, organizations celebrate ‘Lohri’ with religious gaiety

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 12: Various institutions and organizations celebrated Lohri with religious gaiety and fervour, here today.
Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with Government College for Education, Parade organized Lohri festival today.
Priya Sethi, Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture and Tourism was the chief guest on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi appreciated this effort of the organizers for holding this religious event saying that these celebrations provide us an opportunity to peep into our history and culture for a better understanding.
Dr. Aruna Dubey, Incharge Principal of the College, expressed gratitude to JKAACL for organizing such a cultural bonanza, while  Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary JKAACL highlighted the objective of holding the festival.
BJP State president Sat Sharma  celebrated Lohri milan at Bawa Kailakh Dev Asthan, Thather, Bantalab, here.
On this occasion, Bawa Kailakh Dev Asthan ‘Mahant’, Rohit Shastri honoured Sat Sharma  with ‘Mata Ki Chunri’ and a memento as a token of gratitude.
Stage secretary and general secretary of the Committee, Shakti Dutt Sharma highlighted the significance of the festival.
Folk songs, Dogri dance and skit were presented by students on the occasion. A local program of beautiful bhajans was also presented.
Rajiv Gandhi Group of Colleges celebrated Lohri with enthusiasm and fervour. The management of the Group highlighted the importance of the festival on the occasion.
Dogra Higher Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Jammu celebrated “Lohri Festival” today with great enthusiasm and religious fervour under the supervision of Managing Director, Gambhir Dev Singh Charak.
Davinder Kour (Principal) and Nirmala Koul (V. Principal) spoke on the occasion and threw light on the rituals related to Lohri Festival.  A colourful cultural program was presented by the students of the school.
The staff and the students of GGM Science College, Jammu celebrated the festival of ‘Lohri’ with great enthusiasm and fervour. All the students alongwith the faculty members assembled in the Football ground where the traditional bonfire was made. The bonfire was started by Dr. Ajeet Angral, Principal alongwith Dr. Rajinder Singh, NSS Programme Officer.
NSS Unit, Cultural Committee and Dean Students Welfare collectively celebrated Lohri Festival in the premises of Govt PG College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, here. Dr. Kiran Bakshi, Principal of the College was the chief guest. A large number of students gathered for this celebration. Dr. Bakshi lit the traditional bonfire – to mark the end of winter and welcome of seasonal change. Besides other dignitaries, Dr. Satinder Singh, Principal, Govt. College for Women, Kathua and Dr. Kamal Kapoor, Head, P.G. Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu were also present.
GDC Bishnah celebrated Lohri festival in the campus as a communal harmony day. Students of the College enthusiastically participated in the programme and performed various cultural items. The highlight of the function was Sundari Mundhri and Dullah Patti songs sung around the bone fire and offering peanuts and jiggery sweets.  Principal Dr. K R Sharma in his speech motivated the students to celebrate such festivals to revive the old cultural traditions and customs to spread peace and harmony.
National Conference Students Union today celebrated Lohri festival with great fervour at GGM Science College under the leadership of Vivek Parihar, NCSU President of the College.
A grand function was organised in the college for celebration of Lohri festival in which hundred’s  of students took part.
To celebrate the Festival of Lohri, the Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the Govt Degree College Ramnagar celebrated National Youth Day in the college with great fervour, gaiety and fanfare under the supervision of Prof. Kewal Kumar NSS P.O and Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Nodal Officer Red Ribbon Club. In the programme Principal Prof. Tara Nath was the chief guest.
The function started with the welcome address by the convener Prof. Kewal Kumar. It was followed by a keynote adress by Dr. Pankaj Sharma.
Members of team Jammu and Child Care Society organized a special function at Bal Ved Ashram, Amphalla on the eve of Lohri. Fruits, snacks, and some other eatables were distributed among the children on the occasion. Zorawar Singh, chairman of Team Jammu was the chief guest, while Karandeep Singh, chairman of Child Care Society was also present on the occasion.
Govt. Degree College Udhampur celebrated the Lorhi festival with full fervour and gaiety. Large number of students along with staff members were present. On this occasion, sweets and groundnuts were distributed among the students. Principal of the College, Prof SS Bhalwal greeted the students and staff. The students also presented various Lorhi songs and Bangra.
Dogra Educational Trust, Bassi Kalan, Bari Brahmana, Jammu celebrated ‘Lohri’ in the College with fun and gaiety. The proceedings of the function began with the welcome speech. The welcome address was delivered by Aafia Zaman, Lecturer Dogra Degree College, while Th. Gulchain Singh Charak, Former Minister and Chairman, Dogra Educational Trust was the chief guest on the occasion.
Lohri was celebrated with pomp and show by Shakti Shiksha Kender HSS Marh in the School premises here. The function was amalgam of folk dances, songs and speeches related to the festival of Lohri.
The function was presided over by Managing Director of the School, LC Gandotra.
Sant Mela Singh College of Education celebrated Lohri with great enthusiasm and gaiety in the College premises today. Chairman of the College, Anmol Singh presided over the function, while Principal, Dr Kiran Luthra threw light on the importance of the festival. Students presented a colourful cultural programme, while the programme ended with the distribution of sweets.

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