Thursday 25 October 2012

Dasehra celebration at Parade Ground, Dehradun witness huge crowds

Dasehra was celebrated with gaeity as the effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhkaran and son Meghnad went up in flames at Parade Ground here today. The ground was packed to capacity and the crowd was extending on to the roads and top of buildings in the vicinity where the scene of burning effigies was visible.

The vehicle movement was barred around Parade Ground. The traffic police was on its toes to streamline the movement of people on to the roads along side the vehicles leading to Parade Ground.
Parking was provided in a couple of vacant plots around the area as well.

Chief Minister Vijay Bahguna was present on the dais in Parade Ground. He wished people Happy Navratri, Dasehra and Diwali giving a message of staying united and working towards strengthening Uttarakhand as a developed state.

Former Speaker Harbans Kapoor too addressed the gathering and wished them as well. Many prominent leaders such as Mayor Vinod Chamoli, MLA Rajpur Road Rajkumar and Mala Raj Luxmi Shah were also present.

After setting fire to the effigies, a brilliant display of different kinds of crackers held. The entire series of Ramlila and Dasehra was organised by the Bannu community of the city.

Despite the pulls of modernity, the craze among families and even youngsters to watch the centuries old tradition of Dasehra was spectacular. The children were seen excited and wearing interesting musical glittering caps and enjoying whistling toys.

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