*3-day Mela Patt begins in Bhaderwah with minimum gatherings amid Coronavirus threat* _Social distancing norms followed in letter and spirit during the celebrations_

Publish Date : 03/09/2020
Bhaderwah,August 23: 
The Mela Patt, which is celebrated every year for three days to commemorate the historic meet between Mughal emperor Akbar and King Nagpal of Bhaderwah in the 16th century at Delhi, started here on Sunday at Bhaderwah.
It is pertinent to mention here that this year amid Coronavirus threat and by following the necessary instructions issued by district administration Doda under the supervision of DDC Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode, only locals in minimum strength participated in the fair, which is devoted to Lord Vaskui Naag, the presiding deity of Bhaderwah valley. 
The Mela is organised every year on the conclusion of Kailash Yatra and people without any difference of caste, colour and creed participate in the fair. 
The traditional Dhaku dance, a unique folk dance of the area, is a regular feature during the Mela.
Moreover DDC Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode also appeals the general to maintain social distancing while performing rituals at places of worship, to follow the necessary instructions issued by the District Administration Doda with regard to the Covid-19 without any fail.