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A PLAY LEAVES ALL PRESENT THOUGHTFUL OVER THE STATUS OF GIRLS

Friday, 06 July 2018 | PNS | Roorkee– A play based on the struggle of a girl from a middle class family at Institute of Engineers auditorium on Thursday left all present thoughtful. The theme of the play was meant to give the message of ‘save girl child and educate girl child’. The play was staged by an organisation Sanskar Bharti. The...

KUMAONI RAMLEELA ENTHRALLS ALMORA AT CRANKFEST’18

Monday, 25 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Verses from the Kumaoni Ramleela enthralled the audiences at Almora on Sunday. The Ramleela was a part of the Crankfest’18 being organised at the Uday Shankar Academy. Sung by Indian Ocean band’s singer Himanshu Joshi, the Ramleela was a confluence of traditions from various parts of Kumaon and Uttar Pradesh. Joshi whose family is...

STAY FIT WITH 20 MINUTES OF YOGA DAILY

Monday, 18 June 2018 | Radhika Nagrath | Haridwar — With Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming to Uttarakhand for international day of yoga there is a fitness fever amongst the denizens of the State. Protocols are being set and announced for the venue Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun where thousands would participate in the early morning hours on the eve. The...

EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATED WITH PRAYER, FERVOUR & COLOURS

Sunday, 17 June 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with the traditional fervour and devotion  across the State, including Dehradun, on Saturday when the Muslim community across age groups congregated at the masjids to offer prayers. The rain that lashed Dehradun on  early morning, bringing down the mercury by some notches, added to the festive spirit. The Jama Masjid at...

2L DEVOTEES VISIT KAINCHI DHAM MELA

Saturday, 16 June 2018 | PNS | Nainital — About two lakh devotees visited Kainchi Dham in Bhawali on the occasion of the annual Kainchi Dham Mela on Friday. Devotees of Neem Karoli Baba could be seen arriving here to seek blessings till late in the evening in considerable numbers. This annual fair is held every year since the seer installed the...

MUNDNESHWAR KHERALING RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL CONCLUDES SANS ANY ANIMAL SACRIFICE

Saturday, 09 June 2018 | PNS | PAURI– The two- day Mundneshwar Kheraling religious festival held in Kaljikhal block under Pauri district concluded on Friday sans any animal sacrifice like some previous years. The mela has not seen even a single instance of animal sacrifice for the past few years. Some of the  religious festivals being held in Pauri district for ages...

HEMKUND SAHIB YATRA: AN EXHILARATING SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

Friday, 25 May 2018 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun– After the Char Dhams of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri reopened recently, the  portals of the Hemkund Sahib shrine  in Uttarakhand will open  at noon  today  as pilgrims are  reaching this picturesque Gurdwara. The opening ceremony begins with “Prakash” at the Gurudwara every year and is attended by hundreds of pilgrims from various...

STATE CELEBRATES SPRING FESTIVAL PHOOL DEI

Thursday, 15 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- The festival of spring Phool Dei was celebrated in many parts of the State on Wednesday. The festival which is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra Month of Indian calendar also heralds New Year in the Hills of Uttarakhand. Tradition has it that little girls forming small congregation collect different flowers in small...

UDASEEN TAKE CEREMONY OF NAGAR PRIKARMA

Friday, 09 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- Thousands of followers of Udaseen Sect founded by Guru Ram Rai participated in the customary ceremony of Nagar Parikrama on Thursday. The major roads of the state capital were immersed in religious fervor and festivity on the day as the people thronged in large numbers to watch the majestic procession which was led by Mahant Devendra Dass,...

DEVOTEES SEEK MAHANT DASS’S BLESSING AT JHANDA MELA

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | PNS | Dehradun- A day after the raising of the holy flag pole at Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib, a large number of devotees congregated on Wednesday to offer their prayers and seeks blessings from the Mahant Devendra Dass. Addressing the devotees on the occasion, the Mahant exhorted them to come forward for leading an ideal...