Navratra Festival 2019: Shobha Yatra captivates devotees, visitors

Navratra Festival 2019: Shobha Yatra captivates devotees, visitors

KATRA OCTOBER 07: The 8th day of Navratra Festival 2019 was marked with a number of cultural activities and celebrations.

A grand Shobha Yatra starting from Hotel Continent Panchvati at Jammu Road was main attraction.

The yatra was taken out in presence of Speaker Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi Indu Kanwal Chib; DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, Surjit Kumar and Commandant 6th Battalion of CRPF, Jitendra Gupta among other dignitaries.

A number of folk dances and tableaus, as part of the Shobha Yatra, were showcased by artists of Regional Outreach Bureau and local schools. A number of cultural dances and various tableaus were part of the shobha yatra. The tableaus displayed scenes from Hindu religious texts like Mahabharat and Ramayan. A special performance of Shiv Tandav was well received with massive applause by the viewers.

Others present were SDM Katra, Ashok Kumar, Deputy Director Tourism Jammu, Ansuya Jamwal, Assistant Director Tourism Jammu, Ambika Bali, President Katra Municipal Committee, Shashi Gupta, Vice President Katra MC, Ajay Baru and Ex President Ambrish Magotra among other prominent citizens of Katra.

A number of other activities kept the pilgrims captivated throughout the day. The activities included Prabhat Pheri and Devotional Song Competition.