Jung inaugurates ‘Phool Walon Ki Sair’
A festival that has been celebrating and promoting Hindu-Muslim brotherhood in the national capital for decades was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. The “Phool Walon Ki Sair”, (procession of flower sellers) is an annual event that signifies communal harmony and dates back to the Mughal era. It was revived by the Anjuman “Sair-e-Gul Faroshan” Society in 1962. As part of the festival, the procession is led by shehnai players bearing pankhas (fan), and chadars (holy cloth) that are offered at the historic Yogmaya Shaktipeeth temple and the dargah of Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaaki – both located in Mehrauli. Jung stressed that the festival was a “symbol of the composite culture of Delhi”.