Despite bad weather conditions, the locals gave a great performance on the second day of the Manali winter carnival with large number of tourists gathered here at the Mall road on Saturday.
Women of several mahila mandals across the district showcased the culture of Kullu through a procession, fascinating the tourists, who were gathered to get a glimpse of the event.
Manali sub-divisional magistrate Vinya Dheeman flagged of the procession from the main gate of Manurangshala around 11am. The locals tried to depict social issues like drug abuse through the procession.
Dressed up in traditional attire the women were admired by the tourists. Besides, they also tried to spread the message "save girl child".
Prem Lata and Shyama Thakur members of Renuka group in Manali region told Hindustan Times "it was a wonderful moment for us, to get the chance to display our culture through this procession on the occasion of winter carnival, when tourists across the nation and abroad are present to enjoy the event."
While talking with Hindustan Times tourists hailing from different parts of India applauded the zeal of women and said, it was an amazing performance by women folk, which fascinated them too much.
Suresh Jain and his wife Puja Jain native of Ludhiana and Mukesh Jha and his wife Renu Jha native of Delhi told HT that it was an amazing experience for them to have a glimpse of Kullu culture; while earlier, they were not aware about the event.
On very first day of the event winter queen contest round was not held due to reluctance of participants, which would be started on Saturday between 7:30pm to 10 pm every day at Manurangshala stage.