BSF soldiers celebrated Lohri at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The 72nd battalion of BSF jawans were seen celebrating and dancing on the occasion. Lohri is celebrated across the nation on January 13. The soldiers celebrated the festival with fervor and congratulated the countrymen. They also assured the people of the nation to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm as they were alert at the borders. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places. People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. Watch the full video for more.
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72nd battalion of Border Security Force jawans celebrated Lohri at the Poonch camp on January 13. Jawans lit a bonfire and danced around it on folk music. The customary eatables like peanuts, popcorn and other snacks were also present as a part of the celebration. It is known as a festival of farmers in Northern India and is observed a night before Makar Sankranti.
Speaking on the violent incidences during farmers' tractor parade on Republic Day in national capital, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on January 26 said nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either, and Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility. He said, "Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh held protest in a disciplined manner but government didn't take them seriously. As restraint ended, the tractor march was taken out. Centre's responsibility was to keep law and order in control but they failed." "Nobody will support whatever happened today but the reason behind it cannot be ignored either. Those sitting calmly grew angry, the Centre didn't fulfil its responsibility," he added.
On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day, Beating the Retreat ceremony was organised at the Attari-Wagah border on January 26 in Punjab. Amritsar Indian Institute of Management (IIM) students performed dance at the ceremony. Lesser number of people was witnessed at Attari-Wagah border due to COVID-19 pandemic.