The two-day annual camel festival has began with much fanfare in the presence of foreigners and domestic tourists. District Collector Ved Prakash flagged off a procession from Junagarh which culminated at Karni Singh Stadium here in Bikaner, Rajasthan. It was followed by fun activities including camel safaris.
The festival, dedicated to the ship of the desert, will see camel dance, milking and fur cutting design competitions and camel races.
The inaugural ceremony at the stadium was marked by the performance of the Army band.
SP Amandeep Singh Kapoor and others were present in the event organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Department and the Bikaner district administration.