The first national level carnival will be organised in Manali from 9th to 13th January. Besides 13 competitive cultural events, winter snow sports along with World Snow Day will also be celebrated in Solangnala a famous ski center of India. The Chief Minister P K Dhumal will inaugurate both events of carnival and skiing. The vice-chairman of the carnival SDM Balbir Thakur revealed that this year 26 teams of different colleges, universities and clubs are participating in the carnival. He said that the selection of winter queen will be the most popular and attraction of the carnival. He also told that whole mall road area will be converted into a big stage for cultural bonanza and public tourist participation. The introduction of food stalls of traditional Himachali cuisines, rangoli, mehndi, photography, street dance competition of folk dances and singers, ragas and songs surely reverberate the serene environment with sound of music dance and festivities.

Mohan Lal Relingpa