Chief Minister announced 10 percent increase in the Nazarana of deities participating in the Dussehra festival. He said last year Rs. 39.29 lakh were given as Najarana and with 10 percent increase, Rs. 3.63 lakh more would be given this year.
Besides, Banjatries of deities would get Rs. 10,000 per deity while non-Muafidar Banjatries would get Rs. 5,000 per deity as special financial assistance which was 59 percent more than last year.
He said that keeping in view its historical importance and unique traditions, the State Government had accorded the status of International Festival to Kullu Dussehra. He complimented the Festival Organising Committee, district administration, Nagar Parishad and the local people for successfully organizing Dussehra festival with peace, gaiety and fervour.
He said that cultural troupes from various countries participated this year in the festival and efforts would be made to invite more cultural troupes in coming years to add more colours and attractions to the festival.