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3-day Ugratara Mahotsva to kickstart from Monday

PATNA

The three-day ‘Sri Ugratara Sanskritik Mahotsava’ (cultural festival) begins at Mandan Dham, Mahishi, in Saharsa district on Monday.

State tourism department, in collaboration with Saharsa district administration, has invited several scholars and noted stage artists to participate in the festival, reports The Times of India.

State tourism minister Anita Devi will inaugurate the function while the power minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav would be the chief guests. Minority welfare department minister Abdul Ghafoor and minister for disaster management department Chandrashekhar would be special guests on the occasion.

The three day function has been organized at Rajkamal Krira Maidan (Rajkamal sports ground) at Mahishi in Saharsa district, 17 km away from Saharsa district HQs. The festival is brainchild of CM Nitish Kumar which has been continuing for the last four years.

A souvenir named Dharohar will be released on the occasion. It has contained research articles on Mithila culture and Indian philosophy by scholars of Maithili, Hindi and English. This year galaxy of artists from Mumbai and Mithila region including noted Bollywood singer Vinod Kumar Rathore will enthral the audience, said Amit Anand one of the main organisers of the festival.

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