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Chajja competition organised
1/13/2020 9:27:39 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Jan 13: Chajja competition was organised today by the local masses of Jammu led by Ramesh Arora former MLC and former Minister Ab. Ganai Kholi at Kachi Chawni.
More than 500 people participated at the Chajja competition in-spite of heavy rain. During the programme number of traditional Chajja were displayed on this occasion. Firewood was also burnt today in a tradition manner among the Chanting of Mantra by Pandit present on the occasion and as a mark of traditional culture pooja was performed by offering "Chirbara-Reodi" to fire.
It is a culture of Jammu people which existed 45 years back said Ramesh Arora. He added, "People of Jammu used to celebrate this occasion by visiting at the residence of married couples, newly born babies house and also they used to take Chajja with them and dance on the beat of drum"
While addressing the participant Ramesh Arora former MLC at Kachi Chawni said that it is the best way to keep sprit of Jammu alive by protecting its culture and tradition and consider that revival of Chajja has given a message of brotherhood to all because, this tradition is full of love for humanity. Dogra culture is full of national sprite.
"People of Jammu welcomed on humanitarians grounds all refugees those may be from West Pakistan, PoK and Displaced from Kashmir in national interest and in larger interest this sprite is to be kept alive and that can be done only by protecting traditional culture of Jammu region and Chajja is the best example to boost the sprite of nationalism especially in changed political and social conditions", said Ramesh Arora.
It is necessary to mention here that this tradition of Chajja was revived after a gap of many years and it is only previous year when people again found traditional Chajja on road. Samant Singh expressed thanks to all participants for their participation in Chajja programme
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