Massive publicity campaign for Shivekhori festival
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 01/31/2012 at 4:39AM
Comments | Region: India
The Minister was reviewing the arrangements being made for celebration of the festival scheduled on February 20.
Minister of State for Home, Tourism and Culture, Nasir Aslam Wani, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Attul Duloo, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Smt Sheetal Nanda , Director Tourism Jammu R.S.Mehta and other senior officers of Tourism Department were present on the occasion.
Jora also sanctioned Rs 4 lakh for meeting the arrangement expenses and asked Divisional Commissioner, who is also Chairman of Shivekhori Shrine Board, to personally monitor the arrangements so as to avoid inconvenience to visiting devotees.
The Minister said that
Jora said that pilgrim tourism in the State is emerging a big economic activity, adding that need was to take devotees to newly developed religious places. He said on one hand this would help to further promote religious tourism and on the other create means of income for locals around the shrine.
The meeting was informed that adequate arrangements have been made to make the event a big success. He said the festival would witness handicraft exhibition and sale, drama events and cultural programmes by the locals
The Minister asked Director Tourism to invite Song and Drama Division to make the event more festive and attractive.