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Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today flagged off "Phool Walon Ki Sair", the festival of communal harmony, at Raj Niwas. The festival was also celebrated at Delhi Secretariat with the playing of Shehnai and presenting of floral 'pankhas' to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The festival - Phool Walon Ki Sair - highlights the long tradition of harmony between Hindus and Muslims and the composite culture of the national capital. The festival dates back to the Mughal era and was revived by the "Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan" Society in 1962. It involves a procession, led by shehnai players, bearing floral pankhas, chadars and chhatras, which are offered at the ancient temple of Devi Yogmaya and at the Dargah of Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaaki, both located in Mehrauli. Lt Governor Jung, on the occasion, mentioned the uniqueness of this festival and congratulated the Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Faroshan Society for their efforts in promoting harmony in society. He said the festival is an example of the great composite culture of our country.
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