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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Agitating farmers Wednesday burnt copies of the contentious farm laws to mark the festival of Lohri. One lakh copies of the three agri laws were burnt at the Singhu border alone, said Paramjeet Singh of Samyukta Kisan Morcha. Lohri is widely celebrated in Punjab and Haryana to mark the harvesting of Rabi crops. People traditionally celebrate it by circling around bonfires, throwing food items -- peanuts, puffed rice, popcorn etc -- into the fire, singing folk songs, dancing, and feasting on the festive food. Watch the full video for more details.
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The district administration of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch has organised a programme themed 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. The programme was held to aware the citizens of Poonch regarding gender equality. Various kind of activities were organised for girls to celebrate the day. The event took place at Government Degree College of Poonch on January 24. Speaking to ANI, a participant, Khalida said, "I have won many medals at State level in Taekwondo. It is important to provide equal opportunities to girls in all spheres."
Jammu and Kashmir Police have tightened the security in Poonch district ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26. Police is on high alert as Poonch region is highly sensitive and there is a chance of any untoward incident. Special security will be provided to the places where the R-Day events will be celebrated. India will celebrate 72nd Republic Day on 26th January.
As the 72nd Republic Day celebrations commenced across country, Republic Day parade was held at Rajpath. Naval Brass Band led by Sumesh Rajan, Master Chief Petty Officer (Musician), playing the Indian Navy Song tune 'Jai Bharti' marched down Rajpath. Indian Navy's tableau with the theme of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' was displayed at Republic Day parade. The trailer of tableau showcases Navy's principal combatant in 1971 war, INS Vikrant conducting flying operations with Sea Hawk and Alize aircrafts. The marching contingent Garhwal Rifles was led by Captain Rajpoot Saurabh Singh of 17th Battalion this year. The Camel contingent of the Border Security Force under the command of Deputy Commandant Ghanshyam Singh walks in pride at Rajpath.
Ahead of Republic Day, security measures have been heightened in Jammu. Special search drives are being taken out by Jammu and Kashmir Police to clear vulnerable areas. Recently tunnels have been detected by Border Security Force (BSF) along the border and also there have been recoveries of ammunition by drone. "We conduct search ops in interior areas daily. Some posts have been set up at nakas. Search is going on in all those areas where there could be possibility of terrorists hiding," Wasim Hamdani of JandK Police told ANI.
Situated along the banks of Rapti River in Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur city is famous as a religious centre. Home to Buddhists, Hindu, Jain and Sikh Saints, the city is named after a medieval saint, Gorakshanath or Gorakhnath in whose honour a famous temple is also built. Standing on the 52 acres of the land, the most attractive feature of this temple is the garbh griha where white marble statue of sage Gorakhnath performing yogic meditation is enshrined. Though a Hindu religious site, this temple is providing livelihood to hundreds of Muslim families who have been running their shops inside its premises for years, making it an epitome of communal harmony. Every year, the temple hosts the famous Khichdi Parv or Makar Sankranti fair which lasts for about a month. A number of food stalls and shops are set up around the temple at this time. Be it Hindus, Muslims or any other community people, everyone becomes a part of the fair. They mingle with each other, shop together and pray together, perfectly packaging a Mini India at one place. There are numerous religious sites in India belonging to various faiths but the one thing that connects them all is the message of love and brotherhood that they spread. Gorakhnath temple is also one among them which has been for years representing the country's 'Unity in Diversity'.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed preparation for Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on January 24. Kumbh Mela in-charge DM Deepak Rawat briefed him about the preparations. The central government has issued guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) for the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage festival in Haridwar. The Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar had begun on Makar Sankranti on Jan 14.
A mix of religious and cultural features of Hinduism, Maha Kumbh Mela in Haridwar has been filled with colours of folk tradition and culture this year. The walls in Uttarakhand's Haridwar are being painted with colourful theme. Walls are painted on the theme of Hindu mythology, in light of Maha Kumbh Mela. It has been painted at the places of tourists' interest. Maha Kumbh Mela had begun on 'Makar Sankranti' on January 14 will continue till April. It will be held for 48 days instead of the usual three-and-half-months. The Maha Kumbh in Haridwar is being held after twelve years.
Central Reserve Police Force jawans celebrated Lohri at the CRPF camp in Jammu on January 12. Jawans lit a bonfire and danced around it on music. The customary eatables like peanuts, popcorn and other..