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Lok Rang a unique festival of culture, art and traditions: Governor Yadav

BHOPAL: Extending greetings to state’s people at Lok Rang Festival held on Republic Day, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav said that it was a unique event in the country. After seeing troupes and artists from various states in their states’ attires and presenting glimpses of their cultures, it seems that entire India is present at the venue. Governor Yadav inaugurated Lok Rang Festival by lighting a lamp.

Yadav hoped that this forum will cement communal harmony and help disseminate sprit of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbamak” in every nook and corner of the world. Through it, the generation next is introduced with their moral values and culture.

He said that it is the true display of Indian philosophy. Unity in diversity is our country’s culture. It is the true heritage of the country. It is the duty of all fellow countrymen to preserve and promote this spirit, he added.

On the occasion, Governor Yadav felicitated various dignitaries of the country with National Awards for year 2009-10. National Maithilisharan Gupta Samman was conferred to Dr Narendra Kohli (New Delhi), National Iqbal Samman to Dr Chandrabhan Khayal (New Delhi), Tulsi Samman to Baba Jairam Das Vyas (Ayodhya) and Devi Ahiliya Samman was conferred on Sarbjeet Kaur Sharma (Jalandhar).

Contingents of armed forces who took part in Republic Day parade at Lal Parade Ground here were also felicitated on the occasion. Among armed forces, RAF was given the first prize, CISF second and Hawk Force was given third prize.

Among paramilitary forces, the first prize was given to contingents of ex-servicemen and Sports Department, second to NCC Naval Wing and the third prize was given to NCC Army Wing Girls. Among tableaux, the first prize was given away to Sports & Youth Welfare Department, second to Social Justice Department and third prize was given away to Jail Department.