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Jammu Heritage Festival organised to promote tourism

Directorate of Tourism, Jammu organised the Jammu Heritage festival on May 05th in collaboration with the District Administration, Udhampur and Archaeological Survey of India as part of the ‘Azad Ki Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration.

This was the second program in the series of Heritage Festivals as the first was conducted at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi.

Vivekanand Rai, Director of Tourism, Jammu explained that the sole purpose of organising these events is to promote Heritage tourism in Jammu and Ramnagar is not only popular for its fort but also its scenic beauty, pleasant weather and local cuisine.

As part of the event, there were performances and entertaining activities like Heritage Walk, Poetry Recital, Storytelling, Sufi singing, Rock Band, Fusion Dance, Folk Dance, and Folk Singing. Performances by local celebrities like Juhi Singh, Amit Kundal, and Rabjot Singh were enjoyed by the audiences.

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People from different walks of life participated as an audience which included tourists, students, locals, Vloggers, Media persons and officers/officials of different departments.

In the morning session, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Indu Kanwal Chib along with Chairman, District Development Council, Udhampur, Lal Chand, DDCs and BDCs of Ramnagar, Assistant Superintending Archaeologist, Manoj Joshi and Assistant Archaeologist, Jai Karan flagged off the Heritage Walk and said that it is a new beginning for the Ramnagar and shall lead to encourage tourism in Ramnagar and it was a feast for eyes. The history of the historic Ramnagar fort was briefed by Shivdev Singh, President of Ramnagar Heritage Society.

Youngsters expressed their hopes and happiness in the tourism department and were happy that through this event Ramnagar shall figure on the Tourism Map of India. Locals said that this program is the first of its kind and such an event has not happened earlier in the Ramnagar.

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