Moungri Mela from May 14

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, May 10:  The famous 3-day Shiv -Parvati   Mela held every year  at Sardabbar in Moungri village of Panchari block in Udhampur district would start from May 14, 2012.
This was disclosed by the Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Ram Rattan Sharma during an interaction with the media persons here today.
He said local festivals, duly supported by District Administration, are not only playing a significant role in evolving peaceful atmosphere , but also help in preserving and promoting the priceless multifaceted cultural heritage.
Briefing about various arrangements already put in place by the administration for the successful conduct of the local fair, the ADDC said that the instructions regarding various arrangements like security, sanitation, health care, transport, drinking water and power supply, checking of rates, ration supply, cultural programme and sports events, have already been issued to the concerned officers.
He said that to aware the common masses about various schemes, especially designed to raise the socio-economic status of the people, the concerned departments have been asked to set up awareness stalls at the venue of the mela.
Adequate arrangements of transportation have been made for the general public during the mela days. For the purpose Assistant Regional Transport Officers, Udhampur, has been asked to deploy additional buses from various locations to the mela site for the convenience of the general public, the ADDC said.
To entertain the pilgrim-visitors and further strengthen the warm ties of mutual love and understanding amongst different sections of the society, the Department of Youth Services & Sports, in collaboration with other agencies would organize cultural programme highlighting local folk culture. A Wrestling event involving famous wrestlers would also be organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association.
Among others, Joint Director Planning, Rakesh Jamwal and Chairman, Lord Shiv Parvati Caves Shrine, Advocate S. D. Kotwal were present.

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