The Plaster of Paris (POP) statue of Lord Ram has been installed at BJP headquarters in Lucknow on January 22. The statue was installed in the presence of BJP national president JP Nadda, CM Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated projects and schemes of transport department on January 21 in Lucknow. Schemes worth more than Rs 55 crores have been inaugurated, as the Road Safety Month commenced today. At the inaugural function of the 'Road Safety Month', CM Yogi Adityanath administered the oath of road safety and flagged off the car rally. With an aim to reduce road accidents, month-long awareness campaign will end on February 20.
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.
'Cow Pongal' was celebrated with traditional dance and music in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore with full fervour. It attracted the tourists and local visitors in large numbers. 'Cow Pongal' was celebrated at Isha Yoga Centre where thousands of people gathered for the massive celebration. Pongal is a popular harvest festival in Tamil Nadu. It marks the beginning of 'Uttarayana'-the northward journey of the sun. It signals the end of the harvest season and offers a special thanksgiving to the sun, earth and cattle.
The nation celebrated joyous festival of Makar Sankranti with zeal on January 14. On this auspicious occasion, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Gujarat's Rajkot was decked up with colourful kites. The idol of god was beautifully decorated with different varieties of kites and 'charkhi'. Devotees enjoyed the mesmerising scenario of the temple.
Republic Day is round the corner and the nation is gearing up to display its military might, rich culture at the annual parade on Rajpath. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Republic Day celebrations will be different from previous years. The number of participants will be lesser. This year, Rafale Jets of Indian Air Force will participate in the parade. Ladakh is all set to make its debut on Rajpath with a beautiful tableau depicting the iconic Thikse Monastery and its cultural heritage. Uttar Pradesh's tableau will showcase Ayodhya's cultural heritage and a model of Ram Temple being built in the city. Where the sacrifice of ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, will be depicted on Punjab's tableau, redevelopment work of Chandni Chowk will be displayed on the tableau of the national capital. 17 states and UTs tableaux will be displayed this year on January 26.
Handicraft industries in Uttar Pradesh expecting supportive measures from Budget 2021. Brass artisans in Moradabad expect this year's budget will help boost their businesses. "We expect supportive measures from the union govt for brass artisans," said an artisan. "I urge govt to cut down electricity charges so that workers can make more profit," another artisan said. Earlier this week, FM Nirmala Sitharaman had held meeting with state finance ministers. The state ministers had suggested steps to revive growth and boost revenue collection in the backdrop of Covid-19 crisis. The Union Budget 2020-21 will be presented at 11 am on February 1.
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Dense fog enveloped Prayagraj city of Uttar Pradesh on January 22. It led to low visibility at various locations. Similar situation of fog was also observed in Punjab's Amritsar today. It has disrupted normal life of the locals in city. A thick blanket of dense fog also engulfed UP's Lucknow.
Pongal and Makar Sankranti, the harvest festivals were celebrated across South India on January 14. People in Rameswaram, celebrated the festival simply this year. They made 'rangoli' and their ritual delicacies. Due to the pandemic, people avoided public gatherings this year. Pongal is a four-day-long harvest festival observed by people of Tamil Nadu.
Locals in Visakhapatnam celebrated 'Bhogi' festival on January 12. They gathered to light bonfires to burn their old belongings. Locals danced around the bonfire to celebrate the joyous occasion. 'Bhogi' is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. Pongal is a multi-day harvest festival of South India.
While addressing the fifth Armed Forces Veterans Day programme at IAF HQ Training Command in Bengaluru, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 14 said, "January 14 represents both 'Jai Jawan' and 'Jai Kisan' because the day is celebrated as Veterans Day and Makar Sankranti/Bihu, harvest festivals." "I believe once a soldier, always a soldier. The society draws inspiration from the veterans of the armed forces. They have an important role to play in the society," he added.
People living in Uttar Pradesh woke up to a chilly morning on Thursday. People lit up fire to keep themselves warm as temperature dropped in the city. In Punjab's Amritsar, the situation was no different. The city witnessed a dense fog this morning. Minimum temperature was recorded at 4.4 degrees Celsius.
Dense fog enveloped Aligarh city of Uttar Pradesh on January 18. It led to low visibility at various locations. Similar situation of fog was observed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur today. A thick blanket of dense fog also engulfed Punjab's Ludhiana. Locals were seen keeping themselves warm near the bonfire amid chilly winter season. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Home Minister Amit Shah was in Gujarat on the occasion of Makar Sakranti. Shah along with his wife offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple. In Gujarat, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with much fervour...