Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh inaugurated four day Jammu Mahotsav- 2017 at MAM Stadium here today.
Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat, Minister of State for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi, Members of Parliament Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, MLC Ramesh Arora, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal, Secretary Tourism Farooq A Shah, senior political leader Yudhvir Sethi besides many prominent citizens and government functionaries were present on the occasion.
The Mahotsav was opened among grand fanfare and massive local participation.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh appreciated the efforts of Tourism and Information Departments for organizing this grand event that celebrates Jammu and its colorful rich culture, dance, music, food, vibrant costumes and beautiful handicrafts.
"This festival will put the region's cultural diversity on display for national and international tourist fraternity," he said.