LATEST ACTIVITIES IN DISTRICT
Dera Baba historic Baisakhi mela gets underway
The three-day Annual historic Mela on the eve of Baisakhi at Dera Baba Banda Bahadur gets underway here today.
Over 7000 devotees paid obeisance at historic gurudwara of Dera Baba Banda Bahadur Bairagi in Dera village of Reasi district during the first day of the Baisakhi festival.
The 300-year-old Dera Baba Bandha Bahadur has a historic gurdwara, having the Samadhi of Banda Bahadur. Besides the ashes of Banda Bahadur, it has an arrow given to him by Guru Gobind Singh and other weapons, including a huge sword. The Gurdwara Management Committee of Dera Baba has made elaborate arrangements for the stay of devotees.
The District Administration has made arrangements of drinking water, First Aid, power supply, security, transport and sanitation at the mela site. Deputy Commissioner Reasi-Sushma Chauhan, on this occasion extended her warm greetings and good wishes to the people on the auspicious Baisakhi. She hoped that the festival would be celebrated with fervor and gaiety, which would further help in strengthening the communal harmony and brotherhood.