On Wednesday, not only in Uttarakhand and other states of the country, in many countries of the world, people of Uttarakhand origin will be celebrating Egas i.e. Budhi Deepawali. Baluni appealed to representatives of cultural organizations in and outside the country to celebrate the Egas festival.
Due to migration, people are forgetting many folk festivals of Uttarakhand. Many villages have turned into ruins. Concern is being raised about the migration. Amidst all this, there is a silver lining on the pretext of celebrating the folk festival. Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand Anil Baluni announced last year that he would celebrate Igas in his village.
Being unwell due to cancer, he sent his friend and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra to celebrate his village Igas. Also appealed to the migrants from all over the country to celebrate the Egas in their villages. On the day of Igas, this festival is celebrated by worshiping Go and lighting it at night. In the Garhwal region, small flakes of flammable wood are set on fire and rotated with the help of a rope, which is called Bhalo.
Chief Minister wishes Igas:
This year MP Baluni contacted social and cultural organizations of the people of Uttarakhand in Mumbai, Bangalore, Indore, Lucknow, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Chandigarh, Meerut, Bareilly, Jaipur, Ahmedabad. He requested the institutions to observe Igas keeping in mind the social distancing caused by Corona virus.
Burn lamps in your houses in the evening. Also contacted the expatriates and institutions living in Canada, USA and Dubai. Murarilal Thapliyal, who is associated with the Uttarakhand Cultural Society in Canada, said that in all cities of Canada, migrant exiles have been requested to post pictures on social media to light the Egas by lighting up their homes.
Igas will be uniquely done next year: Baluni
Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni said that by next year, people of the country and the state will be freed from the Kovid-19 epidemic. With this, Igas will be celebrated in a unique way. Efforts will be made to make it unique like popular festivals like Chhath and Garba.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat greeted and greeted the people of Igas festival. He wished the people peace, prosperity and prosperity. In view of Corona virus infection, the Chief Minister appealed the people to follow social distance, wearing masks and other precautions on this occasion.