Serene vibes of Uttarakhand regale Uttarakhand Mahotsava loyalists

Lucknow: Even as the  Uttarakhand Mahotsava is moving towards the end, the crowd is increasing day by day. Along with doing a lot of shopping, the visitors to the festival are also enjoying the food, beverages and cultural activities.

A seminar was organized in the festival on the topic ‘Contribution of folk culture and folk literature in the freedom movement’, in which Chitra Pandey, Sunita Kanwal, Haritima Pant, Pushpa Vaishnav, Anita Verma, Deveshwari Pawar, Poonam Bisht etc. participated and expressed their views. While folk culture played an important role in giving edge to the freedom movement, on the other hand, people also started public awareness campaign at the regional level. Sung songs to arouse feelings among the people towards the movement. Even through local newspapers, writers, litterateurs, poets awakened the people by conveying the freedom movement through their pen.

Udhanchal Kala Kendra, Almora presented a presentation by groups of artists who came in collaboration with Chholia Dance and Information Department, Uttar Pradesh. Anita Verma’s team won a lot of applause by acting beautifully on Jhooth Bole Kaua Kaate and riding a bicycle.

Uttarakhandi dance by Deepa Pandey, Payal Singh, Priyanka Rawat, Mehak Galakoti, Nikita Singh and Jyoti Bisht, solo dance by Anya Madar and Bollywood singing by Neeta Nigam were highly appreciated. Singer Vimal Pant sang Kumauni and Garhwali songs, Haritima Pant sang Pahari remix, Rekha Joshi performed Uttarakhandi folk dance.

Awadhi dance by Vijay Kumar Singh’s group, dance by Jyoti Kiran on women-oriented regional folk songs, Shiv Shakti Educational and Cultural Art Committee’s team presented dance and singing under the leadership of Vandana Gupta.

Culture Department U.P. Banda’s troupe gave a beautiful presentation of wall dance under the leadership of Ramesh Prasad Pal. The lamps were lit when Shri Ram Chandra ji returned to Ayodhya after the victory of Lanka. A special dance was performed on this occasion, which later came to be known as Diwari dance. This dance started from the time of Shri Ram but its gradual development took place during the childhood of Lord Krishna in Dwapar Yuga.

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