As part of Navrarta festival 2017, a cultural programme was organized by Tourism Department at Kol Kandoli Temple Nagrota here today.
MLA, Devender Singh Rana, was the chief guest on the ocassion.Speaking on the occasion, Rana lauded the efforts of the Tourism Department and urged upon the need of organizing more such programmes. He extended best wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Navratra festival.
Director Tourism Jammu, Smita Sethi, in her address, spoke about the religious importance of Kol Kandoli Temple and said that the temple situated in Nagrota at a distance of 14 km from Jammu believed to be good to visit before starting the journey for Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. The temple is also known as first glimpse Kol Kandoli of Mata Vaishno Devi, she further informed.On the occasion, MLA along with Director Tourism and other officers flagged off Manokamna Yatra Bus proceeding to visit all Hindu religious places enroute and adjoining Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Katra.Meanwhile, a cultural programme was organized on the occasion which was witnessed by a jam packed audience including the pilgrims.Among others Deputy Director Publicity Shokat Mehmood, Deputy Director Subah Mehta, Assistant Director Tourism Rupali Mahajan and large number of people were present on the occasion.