Fairs and festivals reflect richness of Himachali culture: CM
SHIMLA--- Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the culture and civilization of Himachal Pradesh, which is known as the land of Gods, was very rich. The people of the state deserve special praise for maintaining the affluence of cultural traditions and values. A lot many fairs, festivals and religious events were held across the state, which showed the richness of the Himachali culture. All these events were a symbol of devotion, fervour, enthusiasm and zeal of the people.
He was addressing after opening the first cultural night of Hamir Utsav at Mela Ground, Hamirpur on Wednesday evening.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Hamirpur district was carved out on 1 September, 1972 along-with Una and Solan districts. During the last 47 years, the Hamirpur district had taken long strides in various fields and emerged as a model of development. Hamirpur was known as the land of warriors and as many as 157 soldiers had been decorated with various gallantry awards for their contributions and sacrifices. At present there were 17,708 ex-servicemen of Indian Army, 292 of Indian Air Force and 606 of Indian Navy from this district.
The Chief Minister said that after BJP government took over in the State, foundation of the government medical was laid at Hamirpur and classes had been started from this very session.
Earlier, he lighted a lamp as a mark of opening the first cultural night and released the souvenir, containing cultural, historical and developmental articles on this occasion.
MP Anurag Thakur, MLA Kamlesh Kumari, Vice Chairman, HRTC Vijay Agnihotri, former MLA Baldev Sharma, Zila Parishad Chairman Rakesh Thakur, Vice Chairman Chandu Lal Chaudhary and District BJP President Anil Thakur were also among others those present on the occasion.