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Cultural festivals in U’khand: Major attractions for tourists

More than holy Ganga, snow-covered mountain peaks, Char Dham pilgrimage and famous hill stations, the centuries-old cultural and religious festival in Uttarakhand are the major attractions for those who want to discover India. Even in this space age, these festivals are the source of entertainment and recreation for citizens when people mingle under the same roof.   

In a bid to make women self-reliant and made their contribution to state economy, the state government is promoting various exhibition and fairs to promote indigenous arts and crafts. Under multi-dimensional project, it invites showcases of local products and arts. 

Nowadays, Harela, Jhumelo and Ghee Sangrand ongoing celebrations is catching the fancy of all young and old alike. The state cultural department with the help of local artists and artisans, various social organizations and schools has succeeded in making this month-long celebration, a gala event.  

Chief Minister Harish Rawat told media, “Just like Bihu festival in Assam, Onam festival in Kerala, there is need to glorify our Harela-Jhumelo festival which gives the message of environmental conservation and invite tourists to participate to add more colours in the indigenous celebration.”
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