Rishikesh Festival ends with the performance of Kumaoni Ramlila | Dehradun News

Rishikesh: The three-day Rishikesh festival along the Ganga River ended on Sunday evening with a special performance of the Kumaoni Ramilala.
The event, which kicked off on December 3, was hosted by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), Uttarakhand, with the Been There Doon That citizen group with support from the Namami Gange Project.
Many young artists from across the country performed at the event.
According to the organizers, the festival aimed to promote the heritage of towns along the river while highlighting the cleanliness efforts made to preserve the Ganges.
“This is the first edition of the festival but we hope to have many more. The crowd was more than we expected, ”said Lokesh Ohri, organizer, Intach.
Organizers said they didn’t want to market the festival but keep it accessible to the public, who had free access to all events this time around.
Kirti Singh, a tourist from Saharanpur, told TOI: “I love the programming of the event. The Sufi music and heritage walks were very informative. I also liked the cleaning disc. I believe these events are important in raising awareness about the conservation of Ganga. ‘
The three-day festival saw artists perform devotional music, origami events, paint jams, heritage and nature walks, clean-up campaigns by schoolchildren, open musical jams and Sufi and folk music by folk singers from Rajasthan.

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