Kullu: Pride of Kullu, a mega ‘Nati’ event, remained the main attraction of 5th day of Dussehra. It was inaugurated by chief guest, state minister, GS Bali. After being featured in Limca Book in 2014, this year’s grand Nati event held at Dhalpur grounds seems to have the possibility of being featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
On 26th of October, this year, the grand event (in an attempt to spread awareness about female foeticide) saw 14,896 participants, dressed in colorful folk attire.
Minister for Food and Civil supplies, Transport and Technical Education was here as chief guest and inaugurated the event. He appreciated the district administration, for dedicating this event to the cause of eliminating female foeticide.
Appreciating folk culture and tradition he said:
Although we are aware of the state’s rich and prestigious culture, this mega Nati event, ‘Pride of Kullu,’ is helping in elevating the cultural standards. It is indeed a great step toward imparting cultural values to the younger generation.
Rakesh Kanwar, Depty Commissioner (DC) Kullu and Vice Chairman of Kullu Dussehra festival committee said:
The administration wants to make every possible effort to spread awareness amongst people about the importance of girl child and why female foeticide needs to be eliminated. This motive forms the background for the grand nati event. We want people to join hands with administration to make our efforts successful and also promote folk culture.
Ayurveda and Cooperative Minister Karan also was also present at the grand event and lauded the administration’s efforts and participants zeal for ‘Pride of Kullu.’