Series of festivals being organised in Jammu to promote heritage tourism: Rai

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Artists performing in Jammu Heritage Festival at Ramnagar Fort.

JAMMU: In continuation to the celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, the Directorate of Tourism Jammu, in collaboration with the District Administration, Udhampur and Archeological Survey of India, organized Jammu Heritage Festival at Ramnagar Fort, the other Day. This was the second programme in the series of Heritage Festival as the first was conducted at Bhimgarh Fort, Reasi.
Addressing the media, Director Tourism, Jammu Vivekanand Rai, explained that the sole purpose of organizing these events was to promote Heritage Tourism in Jammu. “Ramnagar is not only popular for Ramnagar Fort but also for its scenic beauty, pleasant weather, local cuisine and tourist sites” he said.
The event consisted of a number of learning and entertaining activities like Heritage Walk, Poetry Recital, Storytelling, Sufi singing, Rock Band, Fusion Dance, Folk Dance, Folk Singing. Performances by local celebrities including Juhi Singh, Amit Kundal, Rabjot Singh were enjoyed by the audiences.
Punjabi Singer Shivjot Singh Dhaliwal enthralled a huge audience of about 10,000 with his singing. People from different walks of life participated as the audience which included tourists, students, locals, Vloggers, Media persons and officers/officials of different departments. The history of the historic Ramnagar fort was briefed by Shivdev Singh, President Ramnagar Heritage Society.
In the morning session, Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib, Chairman, District Development Council, Udhampur, Lal Chand DDCs and BDCs of Ramnagar flagged off the Heritage Walk and said that it was a new beginning for the Ramnagar and shall lead to encourage tourism in Ramnagar and it was a feast for eyes.
President, Municipal Committee Ramnagar, Smt. Benti Devi, SDM Ramnagar, Sh. Gopal Singh, Sh. Naresh Kumar, Deputy Director Publicity, SDPO Ramnagar, Ms. Sheena Sahni, Assistant Directorate Tourism, Jammu were also present among others on the occasion.