Haryana govt to take out rath yatra as part of Golden Jubilee


Haryana government will take out a ‘rath yatra’ as part of the celebrations of the state’s golden jubilee from 1 November.

The yatra will comprise five tableaus depicting art, culture, heritage, history, progress and development of the state, this was informed in the first meeting of the executive committee of swarna jayanti celebrations Authority chaired by Chief Secretary, D S Dhesi here today.

The yatra, which would conclude on 31 October, 2017, would pass through all villages and towns falling between district headquarters.

About 100 to 200 artistes would also be engaged to perform on the tableaus and create a festive environment from wherever this Yatra passes.

The Yatra will also perform a cultural programme at every district headquarters.

The Haryana government intends to showcase history, economic prowess and achievements of the state over the last 50 years since it was carved out as a separate state, an official release said here.

A grand opening ceremony of the Haryana swaran jayanti celebrations will be organised at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurgaon on 1 November, the release said.

(With PTI inputs)