By Nazar Abbas

The three-day 20th Rohi Aman Mela kicked off on Friday in Jhok Farid, a village in the Cholistan Desert. As the name suggests, the festival aims to revive the message of love, peace and tolerance promoted by the great Sufi saint Khawaja Farid who lived in the desert.

The typical festival is held every year in February offering festive fun to the Punjabi rural folks.

Rohi Mela prominently features horse dance, tent-pegging, camel race, attracting visitors from the region. Here are the glimpses of day one: