Centuries old traditional Four-day long International Lavi Fair concluded at Rampur Bushehr last evening with the cultural evening. Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, was the Chief Guest.
Chief Minister congratulated the district administration for successfully organizing the fair with local participation. He said that Lavi Fair happened to be the centuries old traditional trade fair where traders from across the border used to participate from barter system it has took the place of modern trade practice.
Prof. Dhumal said that the State Government had raised the issue of opening the traditional Silk Route for revival of trading amongst the local tribal traders in both the countries with the Government of India besides also routing the Mansarovar Yatra through Kinnaur which would not only develop the tribal district from religious tourism point of view but provide safe and short passage to the pilgrims. He said that the Government of India had been urged to upgrade the infrastructural facilities in the tribal district so that trading and pilgrimage to Mansarovar could be organised conveniently. He said that tourism activities were getting boosted up in tribal areas with the increasing number of the visitors from within and outside the country thereby generating employment and self employment avenues to the local people.
Shri Onkar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the Organising Committee, welcomed the Chief Minister and said that performing artists from the State were provided maximum time in four cultural evenings which audience enjoyed.
Shri R.R. Koundal, Deputy Speaker, HP Legislative Assembly, Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Shri Kishori Lal, Shri Tenwant Negi, MLAs, Shri Ninju Ram, former MLA, Shri Brij Lal, Chairman, Kailash Federation, Shri Sher Singh Chauhan, Chairman, Land Development Bank, Shri Deepak Sood, President, Municipal Council, Shri P.S. Draik, Director of Ayurved, Shri Sonal Agnihotri, Superintendent of Police, other senior officers were present among others.