Eight-day long Pushkar fair begins
A large number of foreign and native tourists were present at the opening ceremony.Updated: Oct 28, 2017 19:51 IST
Pushkar (Ajmer): The eight-day long Pushkar fair started on Saturday with the ceremonial hoisting of the tricolour at the mela ground amid chanting of vedic mantras. This fair will come to an end on November 4 that coincides with Kartik Purnima.
Dance performances and other cultural programmes were presented by school students on the opening ceremony.
"District administration has made all necessary arrangements to let pilgrims perform their religious rituals in a peaceful and hassle free environment," said district collector Gaurav Goyal.
A large number of foreign and native tourists were present at the opening ceremony. “Pushkar is a fascinating destination during the fair. It gives a colourful picture of the Indian culture, tradition and country life,” said Katherine, hailing from Italy.
Over 1500 police officials, including security personnel with arms and binoculars on high rise buildings in Pushkar, have been deployed to keep vigil of the fair round the clock. “We are keeping a watch on every part of the town. Security personnel in civil clothes will be a part of the crowd, along with armed men who will be in-charge of the main temple,” said Malini Agarwal, inspector general of police, Ajmer range.
First Published: Oct 28, 2017 19:51 IST