The 4 days long Lake Festival of Udaipur begins on Thursday by offering massive prayers to Lord Srinath, a huge number of locals and tourists have gathered at city’s Ghanghour Ghat on Thursday morning where the event was inaugurated by the administrative officers including District Collector Rohit Gupta, Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari and Superintendent of Police Rajendra Prasad Goyal.
A huge number people has gathered at the Ghat with a curiosity to witness the most talked about event of the city, the picture of Lord Srinath was offered prayers by the people that was brought at the Ghat in a huge boat.
Along with the District Collector, SP and Mayor many other administrative officer including the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Sidarth Sihag and Principal Secretary of Tourism Shailendra Agerwal were also present on the occasion.
While talking to DU Shailendra Agerwal told “Rajasthan is already having so many festivals, and in that a unique concept of organizing a Lake Festival in a place like Udaipur that already famous for it’s lakes is a wise a decision and it will emerge as a vital tool to attract tourism, and the graph of tourism will definitely go up”.
District Collector Rohit Gupta told DU that it is a moment of happiness that they have succeeded in organizing the event, Udaipur is famous for its lakes and by taking it as a theme the festival is initiated. Gupta also added that this festival will come up as the annual festival of the city and will be organized every year for the people.
All the events including cultural, Musical and Sports activities will be held across the lakes and the city will also witness the first World Music Fest on the last two days of main event, More over these festivals will not only attract the tourist but also make them stay here for a while which help definitely help in generating revenue for various sections including Hotels and Travel Agencies, Gupta added.
Besides the administration the locals of the city are also excited about the event and they wished that these events should be organized every year in the city.
(Photos by Ruhaan Khan)