On the first day of state’s 38-day cultural festival ‘Rann Utsav’, Chief Minister Narendra Modi joined the tourists from all over the world to take delight in the miraculous beauty of the only white desert of the world in Kutch.
Chief Minister visited Black mountain and offered prayers to Lord Dattatreya on occasion of ‘Datta Jayanti’ on full moon of magshar month. At Black mountain CM Narendra Modi flagged off an Adventure rally organized by the forest department.
Chief Minister also visited an under-construction housing colony near Dhrobana where houses will be built in the style of ‘Bhunga’ – an eco-friendly traditional house of Kutchi people. The colony is being constructed especially for tourism and nature lovers jointly by the Gujarat government and JP associate under PPP model.
A village fair was organized in Dhrobana where various cultural artist-groups greeted CM Narendra Modi who encouraged the participants of various village competitions like camel race and other village games held at the fair.
In the evening, Chief Minister went to the tent city in Dhordo. He took a round to the craft-bazar and encouraged the artisans of world-famous Kutchi art products. He said the Rann Utsav is contributing significantly in providing employment in Kutch region. He, along with the visitors, watched a video show on flamingos.
Today it was both, the full moon and the lunar eclipse, which promises great scenic beauty to the observers. To take delight in such miraculous and spiritual experience Chief Minister took the camel safari ride on the white rann along with the Tourism Minister.
It is noteworthy that the areas of white rann and the Black mountain have some magnetic elements which gives an experience of spiritual bliss to the visitors. It is also a breeding site for flamingos and other foreign birds. The state government is developing the entire area as a part of spiritual tourism.