Manali, January 5, 2018:A large number of women from mahila mandals of left bank of manali performed Kullu Nati on the Mall Road here today on the Fourth day of National Winter Carnival 2018. Thousands of people, mainly tourists, thronged the town to see the performance which was the main attraction of the day.
Women from a total of 41 mahila mandals took part in the natti. The Kullu Nati competition was organized among mahila mandals of left and right villages of Manali.
Women from left bank performed today while women residing in right bank perform earlier.
Apart from this, several competitions like tug-of-war, mahila fashion show, Himachali traditional dress and traditional ornaments was held among mahila mandals.
Manu Rangshala, where various cultural programmes were presented.were jam packed. Those, who could not enter enjoyed the performances on the Mall Road.
Horan, a traditional folk dance, was also performed by the mahila mandals women. Braving cold, local people and tourists remained glued to their seats while watching various colourful performances.
Programmes are also being organized on the Mall Road to entertain tourists and locals.
Cold weather conditions, which sent the temperature plummeting this afternoon, did not have any adverse impact on the carnival. Tourists in Manali are enjoying the weather.
Later in the evening, they enjoyed the various events organized by carnival committee in the town.
Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice.
He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express.
With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology.
Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.