BLSKS concludes Navratra festival at Durga Bhawan

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Shadow Correspondent
Jammu, Apr, 14
Today Chaitra Navratra Festival 2019 organized by Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS) was concluded& presented its 256thRegular Saturday Series Musical Play “Mai Diyan Chuniya” in collaboration with Sangam Tru Art Production as a part of its regular feature at open air theatre Durga Bhawan, Janipur, Jammu. The function was inaugurated after lighting the Traditional Lamp by the Chief Guest Sh.V.K.Magotra, Former Regional Director, Directorate of Field Publicity ,Government of India &Dr.Tara Singh Charak , Former Deputy Director ,Health Department ,J&K Government , Sh. Davinder Chadha, Head Pujari, Durga Bhawan Jammu& J.K.Raina, Freelancer Producer Director were the Guests of Honor. The programme commenced with welcome song “Jai Jai Sheranwali” , “Mayia he mahiya meri Mahiya ” , “Tum Durga Tum Laxmi Tum Hi Maa Sheranwali”. Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest said Festival of Navratri is full of lights, joy and festivity. Hindus celebrate this with devotion and enthusiasm throughout India. The celebration is carried on for ten days and the last four days are very important. Navratri means nine nights and so the tenth day Goddess Durga, who is worshipped throughout the nine days, is immersed in holy water after pooja. Each and everyday has its importance and meaning. People worship Goddess in three forms and try to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual practice in these nine days and lauded the role of Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan -(NGO) for underlining the importance of staging such plays in all parts of the state in generating awareness among the masses about various social evils through Musical Play / Theatre / Drama which are still very powerful medium of communication. “Mai Diyan Chuniya” Musical Play Written, Produced and Directed by Sh.M.L.Dogra (Chairman BLSKS) & highlighted the importance of the play , the music was assisted by Mr.Raju Bajgal. During the Navratra Festival BLSKS presented 9 Programs at Durga Bhawan, Janipur Jammu and more than11 thousand people witness the programe. Earlier welcome address of M.L.Dogra, Chairman, BLSKS, said on his speech highlighted the story Maa Vaishnavi Devi , Navratri festival is celebrated twice in a year with great devotion and fervor in all over India. First time it is celebrated as Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri in March-April and second time as Sharad Navratri in the months of September-October. During Chaitra Navratri ninth day is celebrated as Ram Navami while after Sharad Navratri next day is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the victory of good over evil. The devotees worship these nine incarnations of goddess Durga till nine days to get blessing of Maa Durga. It is believed that People who worship Maa Bhagwati, do fasting and chanting mantras during Navratri will be blessed with prosperity, health and wisdom in their life.
The Bhandara will be organized on Sunday for the devotees and general public .
Besides above, artists who participated in the programme are Usha Handoo , Raju Bajgal , Rajni Gupta, K.K.Joshi, Rakshit Sharma , Druv Pandit, M.C.Kotwal, Deevam Jandiyal, Ujwal Sharma , Chahat Chadha, Shivani Chadha, Afroz Raaz, and many others presented the enthrilled performances. Deepak Kumar Dogra presented vote of thanks for successful conduction of the program.

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