Smt. Urmila Singh, Governor said that the Renuka Ji fair is a manifestation of the reverence and devotion of Lord Parshuram towards his mother, Mata Renuka ji and added that it upholds rich values of Indian Society. She was addressing the concluding ceremony of the International Renuka Fair at Renuka ji in Sirmour district today.
Smt. Singh said that Renuka ji has its own religious sanctity and people from within and outside the State visit the place to pay their obeisance. The place has high potential for tourist activity and attracts thousands of tourists every year, especially during the fair, she added.
Governor said that fairs and festivals were symbols of the rich cultural heritage of the State and should be preserved at all cost. She said that glimpse of rich traditions could be seen in such festivals, which also go a long way in strengthening bonds of brotherhood and unity. Celebrating these festivals makes the young generation aware of our glorious culture, she added.
Smt. Singh said that fairs and festivals play an important role in strengthening the local economy by encouraging the local produce. She said that possibilities should be explored for marketing the products prepared by Women Self Help Groups so that income of these groups could be increased substantially.
Earlier, Governor performed pooja in Lord Parshuram Ji and Mata Renuka ji temples and also participated in the ‘Dev Vidai’ procession.
Governor also visited the Exhibitions put up by various government departments and organizations in the fair and evinced keen interest in exhibits. She also gave away prizes to the winners of Exhibitions.
Shri Padam Singh Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner and Chairperson, Renuka Development Board welcomed the Governor.A colourful cultural programme was also presented on the occasion.
Office Bearers of Renuka Development Board, prominent people of the area and senior officers of the district were present on the occasion
Press note: Information & Public Relation, HP Govt.
Use Offerings Made at Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt
Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.
Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.
“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.
Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.
“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.
No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.
Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events
Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.
The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.
It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.
Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe
Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.
Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta.