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Ten-day Jain festival begins

THE TEN-DAY ?Aatm-Shuddhi? festival of Jain community meant for purification of the soul as well as the body started today. Special ?poojas? were performed at all four Jain temples on this occasion. Main programmes will be performed at the Jain temple situated at Sanghi Street.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 14:03 IST

THE TEN-DAY ‘Aatm-Shuddhi’ festival of Jain community meant for purification of the soul as well as the body started today. Special ‘poojas’ were performed at all four Jain temples on this occasion. Main programmes will be performed at the Jain temple situated at Sanghi Street.

Senior member of Jain community Premchand Jain said that Dashmandal Vidhan has been made at the Jain temples, which will be worshipped on all ten days.

Also, many cultural programmes will be organised during this festival and the community members will observe fast.

Farmers’ convention
ON THE eve of Farmers’ day, a farmers’ convention was organised in the Mhowgaon area near Mhow. Agricultural scientists apprised the farmers about pests and insects that damage the crop of maize and soybean. Agriculture Department Deputy Director V K Agrawal, SDO R N Parmar, pest expert R N Choudhary and horticulturist S N Mishra threw light on various issues.

A number of farmers from the tehsil, including Krishi Upaj Mandi Samiti president Mukesh Chohan, Dholchand Patidar, Ghisalal Verma and others attended the convention. Sanjay Kulshreshtha conducted the programme and M S Yadav proposed the vote of thanks.

First Published: Aug 29, 2006 14:03 IST