State Affairs

Manali’s annual Winter Carnival kicks off

KULLU

After the office-bearers of Manali Winter Carnival organising committee paid obeisance at Goddess Hadimba Devi Temple, the national-level carnival was thrown open today. A large number of tableaus exhibiting the traditional folk art of Himachal Pradesh participated in the inaugural procession that started from the Manu Rangshala to the Mall road to commence the celebrations.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was to inaugurate the festivities. However, due to overcast sky throughout the day, his flight was cancelled. His entire schedule to this district was cancelled as well, reports Tribune.

Kullu DC and chairman of the Manali Winter Carnival organising committee lighted the lamp on behalf of the CM to inaugurate the carnival at Manu Rangshala.

During his address, the DC said the carnival was significant for the tourism industry and such festivals also publicised the rich cultural and traditional heritage of the state.

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