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Krishna comes to save farmers again; Shri Krishna Mahotsava collections will help rain hit farmers

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Funds collected from a two day Shri Krishna Mahotsava in Mathura will be used to help farmers who have suffered crop loss due to unseasonal rains, said BJP MP, Hema Malini, and festival convener.

The festival to be held near Chandrodaya temple on 25 and 26 April will also aim to promote Mathura as a global cultural tourism destination.

“The festival is aimed at giving huge impetus to Indian culture and its global following,” Malini told the media. She also mentioned that it will increase both international and nation tourism to Mathura.

The occasion will include celebration of Krishna’s birth place, his childhood,  ‘Baal Leela’ and his cultural significance. Many bollywood personalities, like Esha Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Udit Narayan, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Govinda, Shankar Mahadevan will also be seen at the event.

Celebrations, which are to be organized for 50,000 people next year as compared to 10,000 – 15,000 this time, will telecast on a private channel on 17 May.

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Panchayats in Mathura Issues Diktat Banning Dowry, Consumption of Liquor and Lavish Feasts

He said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts

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Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them. LifetimeStock

Eight Panchayats in Mathura have issued a diktat banning dowry, consumption of liquor and lavish feasts in ‘shraadhs’ and post-death rituals.

Chaudhary Govind Singh, chairman of land development bank, who attended one of the panchayat meets on Sunday, said the initiative would not only benefit local residents and prevent them from facing additional financial burden, but would also improve the social atmosphere.

He said social pressures often force people to give dowry and host lavish feasts, but then they spend years paying off the debts.

“Our efforts are to stop these wrong practices and make people aware of the reality. For example, dowry is nothing more than a bribe to the groom’s family. The priority should be to educate the girl and make her independent, instead of wasting money by spending lavishly on her wedding,” he said.

Panchayats, Mathura, Alcohol
Eight Panchayats in Mathura have issued a diktat banning dowry, consumption of liquor and lavish feasts in ‘shraadhs’ and post-death rituals. LifetimeStock

He said that residents of villages, including Aimal Patti, Singha Patti, Saunkh Dehat, Loriha Patti, Nanupatti and Bachgaon had agreed to implement the ban with immediate effect.

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District panchayat representative Bharat Singh said a five-member committee will be formed in every village, which will interact with local residents and make them aware them of the myths related to these evil practices. (IANS)