Officials asked to verify facts before publishing folklores



Shimla: In order to compile the true facts about various folklores being assimilated into a booklet form of “Gawon Ki Kahani” series by the Himachal Tourism Department to give thrust to rural tourism, Deputy Commissioner Shimla today cautioned the officials to properly verify the facts before reproducing them after visiting the respective villages. DC Shimla J.S.Rana said this while addressing a meeting of district officials here today. He ordered the officials to personally visit the Dhami area of this district before adopting script about folklore “Dhami Patharno ka Mela” ( Pelting stones in Dhami fair).

He further pointed out that “Rajta Pratha” (Wearing Rajta Attire by women tradition) in Kotkhai area of this district should be formated after taking opinion from cross section of rural folks living in the area. DC showed concern that incorrect facts about the various traditions, historic incidents and instants could lead to erroneous folklore, which would be treated as eve and tease with historical facts.

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