Rain plays spoilsport in Lohri celebration in Jammu

Jammu: Heavy rains with thunderstorm on Sunday played spoilsport in celebrations of Lohri festival in this winter capital of the state.
Due to rains, the residents of different localities could not lit bonfires and offer prayers for the prosperity and celebrated the festival in closed walls.
People offered puffed rice, popcorns, “rewaris”, “til” and groundnuts to the bonfire to bid goodbye to cold weather.
Although to give a festive look to the city of temples, all markets were illuminated by different businessmen’s associations but there was no hustle-bustle due to rains and cold weather conditions.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti.
In his message, the Lt Governor observed that these festivals are a celebration of our traditional ethos and culture symbolizing a fresh beginning and prosperity.
This occasion reminds us of the hard work of our farmers and the bounty of nature brings the promise of further growth and progress.
The Lt Governor prayed for the well-being and happiness of the people and wished that these festivals would herald a lasting peace, progress and prosperity in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.