Delhi to host Uttarakhand’s heritage fair

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) To promote Uttarakhand’s cultural heritage in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday said it would host a series of events as part of the annual Uttarayani Mahotsav across the city from Friday.

Some 20 events of music, art and literature would be part of the hill state’s heritage-promoting festival, a statement said.

Various artists and literary people from the Hindi academy are likely to take part in the two-day festival.

Last year, Delhi government conducted four programmes as part of the festival that is popular in Uttarakhand among the locals and has turned out to be a big tourist attraction.

The statement said the city government was for the first time “conducting, funding and organising mass-scale Uttarayani events for the Purvanchali community through support from the Hindi Academy, Teerth Yatra Vikas Committee and the Sahitya Kala Parishad”.