Cherchera Festival of Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh,recently celebrated the Cherchera festival at the Dudhadhari Math in Raipur. The festival, which takes place on the full moon night of the Paush Hindu calendar month, is a celebration of the happiness and joy brought about by the cultivation and harvesting of crops.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel extended warm wishes to all citizens of Chhattisgarh on the auspicious occasion and used the opportunity to demand that the Governor sign a reservation bill for the young generation of the state. This bill would ensure that they have access to college education and government jobs.
Demand for Reservation Bill
On the occasion of the Cherchera festival, Chief Minister Baghel also used the opportunity to call on the Governor to sign a reservation bill for the young generation of Chhattisgarh. The bill, if passed, would provide for the reservation of college admissions and government jobs for the youth of the state.
Celebrating Community and Generosity
The Cherchera festival is not just about celebrating the successful harvest, but also about spreading joy and generosity within the community. People donate green vegetables and paddy on this day, with the amount donated being used for public welfare. The government of Chhattisgarh has declared a holiday on all festivals and also celebrates all festivals at the CM’s house. Giving charity is seen as a symbol of generosity, while accepting charity is seen as a symbol of humility.
Good Yield of Paddy
The government of Chhattisgarh has reported a good yield of paddy this year, with 85 lakh metric tonnes of paddy being purchased from farmers. The state government has also ensured that farmers are paid immediately for their crops. This is a positive development for the agricultural community in the state, as it allows them to invest in the next cultivation season and improve their livelihoods.
Background of the Cherchera Festival
The Cherchera festival is celebrated in the month of Paush on the full moon night. According to mythological belief, on this day Lord Shankar begged Mata Annapurna. The festival is celebrated to mark the end of the crop cultivation season and the beginning of the harvest. People celebrate the cultivation of crops and spread joy among each other. They also donate green vegetables along with paddy on this day.
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