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Team Jammu takes out traditional, cultural procession on Lohri festival eve

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Jammu | Friday, Jan 12 2018 IST
 
In its efforts to revive the disappearing Dogra cultural ethos, Team Jammu on Friday organiSed impressive Lohri procession to educate the younger generation about age old traditions of Jammu region.As Jammu region is facing cultural aggression due to anti-Dogra policies being propagated by ruling class since 1947, Team Jammu has taken this initiative with the involvement of youth, elderly and prominent people and representatives from all sections of the society.The Lohri procession started from historical Mubarak Mandi complex-seat of erstwhile Dogra rulers and culminated at the world famous Shri Raghunath Temple before passing through different routes of the city.Route of the procession was especially decorated with buntings, flowers and banners.Various shopkeeper associations, from Mubarak Mandi to Raghunath Bazar had set up stalls of water, juice, fruits and dry fruits to welcome the participants who were beating dhols and singing traditional Dogri songs. People welcomed the procession including Nat Manch artists performing Dhandiya at several places by showering flower petals.Team Jammu organized this historical event to revive the old tradition when erstwhile Dogra rulers used to celebrate Lohri in similar way by taking out a procession from Mubarak Mandi. Memory of Maharaja Hari Singh's time was refreshed in the mind of elderly people of the walled city when Lohri procession passed through their localities.Chairman Team Jammu Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that culture and ethos of Dogras were under threat due to cultural aggression by the successive democratic elected government of State after 1947."We are facing identity crisis. It is high time for Dogra to wake up otherwise Dogra culture and ethos would be a history", he warned and added that aim of today's event is to educate younger generation about our cultural festivals like Lohri. UNI VBH CJ 2206

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