Baisakhi was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious fervor in Jammu today.
Minister of State for Tourism Oriya Seth today inaugurated three day Bask Festival at Vivekananda Chowk being organized by the Tourism Department.
The festival is being organized at Mubarak Mandi, Bah-e-Bah, Balding Stab, Jo Pith Ghat, Kohinoor and Sachets, R S Para in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The festival began with a procession which passed through Vivekananda Chock-Raghunath Bazar-City Chowk-Purani Mandi-Raj Tilak Road-Moti Bazar-Pacca Danga-Chowk Chabutra and culminated at Mubarak Mandi, Jammu.
People from all sections of society participated in the procession in their traditional attires depicting the varied culture of Jammu.
Folk dances like Bhangra, Haran dance, Jattar, Kud and Marshal Art display by Sikh contingent were the main attractions of the procession.
Special contingents of Dogra Saddar Sabha, Muslim Federation, Jammu, All India Christian and Dalit society and Shri Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee also participated in showing the composite culture of Jammu.
Later on, a Tanga ride was also inaugurated.
The Tanga ride passed through City Chowk-Kanak Mandi-Rajinder Bazar-Shahidi Chowk-Vir Marg-Raghunath Bazar.