November 29, 2023Abhishek Raval

CM Dhami celebrates 'Igas' festival with labourers after Silkyara success

After all the labor brothers were safely rescued from Silkyara Tunnel, today Igas of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand was celebrated with their families at the government residence.

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X

Lokparva 'Igas Bagwal' program with the families of the rescued workers at Government House, Dehradun

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X

This Himalayan state has a unique tradition of celebrating “Budhi Diwali” exactly 11 days after the Diwali festival every year.

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X

In local dialect, the “Budhi Diwali” (Old Diwali) is also referred to as the Igas festival.

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X

After all the labor brothers were safely rescued from Silkyara Tunnel, today Igas of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand was celebrated with their families at the government residence.

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami

It took 11 days to reach this information to the people living in the hills...

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X

...So, the locals celebrate “Igas Bagwal” in the hill region 11 days after Diwali.

Source: CM Pushkar Dhami - X