SMDA organizes Folk Festival under Sunday activity

An artist performing during Folk Festival.
An artist performing during Folk Festival.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 4: Surinsar Mansar Development Authority organised Folk Festival under Sunday activity.
Bhajan Sandhya dedicated to devotional songs was the highlight of the Folk Festival. Local cultural group of Ram Ditta and party presented tourists with a range of devotional songs in praise of Mansar Devta who is regarded as an incarnation of Sheshnag.
Rumalo Ram and party showcased the rich cultural heritage of Dogra region. The rendition of Geetru, Tappe, Bhaakhs, Bhajans, Bhaints, Fraati enthralled the audience.. The tourists were treated to an array of traditional folk songs and oral traditions.
The department of tourism made special arrangements for coverage and documentation of the performances as a part of it’s effort to preserve local oral traditions and folk heritage.
The SMDA in collaboration with Department of Tourism started the Sunday activity series so as to offer varied experiences to the esteemed tourists who throng the pristine lake destination. The Sunday activity would include trek to Mahoregarh Fort and visits to Deer park in future.


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