Raipur: Hareli, the first festival of Chhattisgarh, was traditionally celebrated with great fervor at chei minister's residence here on Sunday.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, along with his wife Mukteshwari Baghel and other relatives, duly worshiped the rural deities, Tulsi Mata, Nangar, agricultural implements, gedi and Gaumata and prayed for a good harvest.
He extended greetings and best wishes to the people of the entire state on the occasion of Hareli festival.
There was a fully festive vibes all around at fully decorated Chief Minister's house. People present in the event enjoyed Chhattisgarhi folk music, folk dance, traditional Gadwa Baja, Raut dance, Gedi dance, games, raichuli and cuisines.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel encouraged the folk dance artists by performing Gedi dance. The Chief Minister also tried his hand at Bumblebee and Gilli-Danda. He also enjoyed Rachuli with his daughter.
Cabinet ministers including Ravindra Choubey, Premsai Singh Tekam, Mohammad Akbar and Shivumar Dahariya along with senior officials were present on the occasion.