Punjab Raj Bhawan celebrates Rajasthan’s foundation day

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Punjab Raj Bhawan celebrates Rajasthan’s foundation day

Monday, 01 April 2024 | PNS | Chandigarh

The 75th Foundation Day of Rajasthan state was celebrated on Sunday with great enthusiasm at Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.


Punjab Governor and Administrator of UT-Chandigarh Banwari Lal Purohit, speaking on the occasion, said that in the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’, Raj Bhawans in States and UTs are commemorating the Foundation Day of other States and UTs. The events are being celebrated with great fervour, showcasing the rich and vibrant culture of the State or UTs, whose Foundation Day is celebrated, he added.


Recalling the importance of Rajasthan in the country’s cultural heritage, he said that the heritage of Rajasthan has been very strong in every dimension of culture. “Rajasthan is famous all over the world for its royal grandeur, culture, forts, and palaces. Like the people of Punjab, the people of Rajasthan are always remembered for their bravery and courage. The spirit of mutual understanding amid a shared history has enabled a distinctive unity in diversity which needs to be nurtured and cherished,” he said.


On the occasion, a documentary film on Rajasthan was shown followed by a mesmerizing presentation of folk music, dances including Ghoomar, Nitra Natika on the saga of extra-ordinary courage of Hadi Rani, choreography on Kesaria Balam and Ghani Khamma. The culture programme culminated with a powerful recitation of Pandit Narendra Mishra poem Padmini Gora Badal by the students of MCM-DAV College. The venue was tastefully decorated with Rajasthani bandhani dupattas and puppets.



Mild snowfall in HP’s higher reaches, tribal areas

Shimla: Mild snowfall continued in higher reaches and tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours while widespread rains lashed middle and low hills. The local Metrological (MeT) office on Sunday predicted a wet spell in the state till April 6, barring April 1.


Gondla in tribal Lahaul and Spiti district received 22 cm of snow followed by Kukumseri 11.6 cm, Keylong 7.5 cm, and Kalpa 5.5 cm; while hail was recorded in parts of Sundernagar, Shimla, and Solan.


The Shimla MeT office has predicted a wet spell in the State from April 2 to 6 as a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from the night of April 2 and another such disturbance from April 5.


A total of 172 roads, including four National Highways, were closed for vehicular traffic in the state on Saturday night as per the data of the state emergency operation centre. Most of these roads are in difficult terrain in Lahaul and Spiti, where 157 roads are still to be opened.

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