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Colourful Bikaner Camel Fest to start today

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 15, 2014

A grand festival for King of the desert ‘Camel’ in Bikaner is all about to start from today for three days at at Dr Karni Singh Stadium.

For Bikaner Camel Festival 2014, elaborate arrangements have been made by the district administration and the department of tourism. The three-day festival will be held from January 15-17. First two days’ programmes will be held at Dr Karni Singh Stadium and third day’s programmes will be held at Ladera Sand Dunes in village Ladera, around 45 kms away from Bikaner city.

Conveyance facilities have been made available at Junagarh Fort to facilitate people’s journey to Ladera. A warm and colorful welcome is being rendered to foreigners who are coming to Bikaner to enjoy the festival.

Assistant tourism officer Pushpendra Pratap Singh Rathore said besides the performances of the artists from Bikaner, there will be colorful presentations by the artists from Uttarakhand, Punjab and UP and also from other parts of Rajasthan including Alwar, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur.

For the first time Uttarakhand’s Harul dance will be presented at the festival, added Rathore. The main attraction of the festival will be ‘Holi of Flowers’, which will be performed by Ashok Sharma and party from Deeg (Bharatpur). Other much talked shows are Gair dance by Sushil Kumar and group of Balotara; Pipe band show by Manpreet and party from Bathinda (Punjab).

Rathore also said there will be various competitions including camel decoration competition, fur cutting competition, camel dance competition, Miss Marwan and Mr Bikana competition and she-camel milking competition, which will be held at Dr Karni Singh Stadium. He said that few competitions including kabaddi, kho-kho, wrestling, camel race etc. will be held in the sand dunes of village Ladera. Fire-cracker show will be held at the end of each day’s programme.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Bikaner-camel-festival-to-kick-start-today/articleshow/28809445.cms

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