GK: J-K GOVERNOR INAUGURATED ANNUAL WEEK-LONG ‘JHIRI MELA’ FESTIVAL
On November 23, 2018, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated a week long annual ‘Jhiri Mela’ festival at village Jhiri inJammu district.
- The governor announced the construction of a ‘Sarai’ (inn) at village Jhiri for the devotees.
- The annual fair is celebrated as a commemoration to the memory of a martyred farmer named, ‘Baba Jittoo’.
- A cultural programme comprising folk songs and a Dogri dance was presented by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages on the occasion.
Baba Jittoo’, a farmer gave up his life about 500 years ago in protest against the oppressive demands of a land lord.
Jammu & Kashmir:
♦ Lakes: Mansar Lake, Dal lake, Anchar Lake, Khushal lake, Tarsar Lake.
National Parks in Jammu and Kashmir:
♦ Dachigam National Park, Hemis National Park, Kishtwar National Park, Salim Ali National Park.