New Year Revellers Danced Whole Night To Welcome 2003
1 January 2003
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: Braving severe cold, hundreds of revellers attended functions organised by various hotels and clubs to bid adieu to the Year 2002 and to welcome the New Year 2003. Thousands of people including women and children, during the entire night danced to the tune of music. It was Punjabi pops which attracted most to the people. New Year revellers danced to the tune of Punjabi Pops at hotels, clubs and community halls. At Jammu Club, an impressive function was organised by the management of the Club in which large number of people participated. Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Revenue, Mr Ghulam Hassan Mir was the chief guest. On behalf of the management of the Club, Mr Vinod Sharma, Secretary and Mr Kiran Wattal, chairman of the entertainment committee, a memento was presented to the chief guest. The function started with Vandana, presented by local artists followed by cultural items presented by the famous artists from Mumbai. People were on their feet when Saira Khan- a famous artist of Mumbai, started singing Hullay-Hulary. She enthralled the audience by her presentation. Mumbai based artists——Rajeshwari, Raju and others also presented impressive cultural items. It was Gurpreet Guggi of Guggi Express fame, who stole the show by his impressive presentation. The cultural programme was managed by the Kavach Entertainment on behalf of the management of the Jammu Club. At Hotel Asia Jammu Tawi, a function was organised for the New Year revellers to bid farewell to 2002 and to welcome 2003. The dancing floor was set on motion with the melodies of the Musical Group which was specially brought from Punjab. Keeping up with previous practice of providing attractive sponsored gifts to all participants of their New Year celebrations, this year too, all of them grabbed something or other before leaving the Hotel. New Year revellers also enjoyed functions at Hotel Hari Niwas Palace and Ritz Manor. Impressive and colourful functions were held in these hotels on the eve of New Year. Revellers danced whole night to welcome 2003. The most sought after title Asia LG Queen was bagged by Dr Vinca who carted away a brand new LG Washing Machine, Mrs and Mr R S Modi were adjudged as best dressed couple who were presented with an LG Vacuum Cleaner. The Made for Each Other Couple were Mrs and Mr Rajesh Sharma and Best Dancing Couple were Mrs and Mr Nipun Aggarwal each carried away attractive gift hampers of ITC. The Best Dancing Female, Mrs Kavita Sharma and the Best Dancing Male Mr Vijay Kumar, each were presented with a Titan Watch. An impressive function was also held at Amar Singh Club in which fire work was the most attractive thing. Though cultural troupe was called from outside the State yet the Club management gave focus on member and their children. New Year revellers also enjoyed cultural programme at Press Club which was organised by the management of the Club. Artists of the Information Department enthralled the audience by their impressive presentation. At Hotel K C Residency, hundreds of revellers attended the impressive function. So enthusiastic were the people that some of them were seen dancing in front of the Hotel. Similar was the situation at Hotel Jammu Ashok where an impressive function was organised on New Year’s eve. Most of the hotels offered special dishes to the revellers. Reports said that there was heavy rush of tourists at Kud, Batote and Patnitop. At Patniton Sham-e-Ghazal programme was organised by JKDTC in which famous Gazal singer Mr Vijay Malla enthralled the audience by his melodious voice. There was heavy rush of tourist at Patnitop.