Taj Mahotsava begins

Agra: The 22nd annual Taj Mahotsava, a cultural extravagaæa, begins. The 10-day long event that has been delayed by a day due to the busy schedule of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, would begin tomorrow. As many as 340 local artisans would participate in the Taj Mahotasava. Artisans from various states and various organisations, including Jute Council, Zila Udyog Kendra, Coconut Board and Hasthkarga Hasthshilpa would display their products in the event, Agra’s Divisional Commissioner
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Pradeep Bhatnagar Sanobir Kabir, comdedian Kapil Sharma, singer Jaswinder Narula and sitarist Shahdi Parvez have confirmed their participation in the Mahotsava based on ”Humari Parampara, Humari Virasat” theme. The district administration has made stringent security arrangments and deployed a posse of policemen. CCTV cameras have also been fixed for monitoring, official sources stated. The entry fees that has been fixed at Rs 40 and will exclude children below 5 years and foreign tourists. The event would be thrown open to public by UP Tourism minister Om Prakash. –UNI, Source: Indore-CityImage: flickr.com

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