Published By : Admin | August 13, 2011 | 15:49 IST
Women from different class of the society today tied rakhi to Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today morning on the occassion of Raksha bandhan. From the early morning today women in different groups started arriving at Chief Minister's residence including Revenue Minister Mrs. Anandiben Patel, MLA Mrs. Gitaben Patel, Mrs. Madhuben Patel of pradesh BJP women wing, women from Maninagar constituency, Brahma Kumari Sarladevi and others from Brahmakumari Prajapita Vishva Vidhyalaya and the women from labour class families.
Chief Minister said that Raksha Bandhan is a part of the great Indian culture and is a festival that strengthens the divine love between brother and sister. The festival also helps thousands of families to earn their livelihood as they are engaged in making rakhi.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations at the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh today.
The Prime Minister was welcomed and facilitated upon his arrival. This was followed by the arrival of Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and it marked the commencement of the Rath Yatra. A huge crowd had gathered at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister walked to the main attraction with lakhs of other devotees and paid his tributes to Bhagwan Raghunath. The Prime Minister greeted everyone present on the occasion with folded hands and witnessed the divine Rath Yatra along with the grand assembly of the deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. A historic occasion, this was the first time ever that the Prime Minister of India had participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.
The International Kullu Dussehra Festival is to be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well-decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Thakur, and BJP State President, Shri Suresh Kumar Kashyap among others.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had dedicated to the nation, AIIMS, Bilaspur. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Himachal Pradesh in Luhnu, Bilaspur.